Bhubaneswar:7/6/21: Odisha Government on Monday launched a scheme named ‘Ekamra Plan’ which will function under the Works Department to execute the Ekamra Kshetra project in the Capital City.
A Project Advisory Committee (PAC) has been set up under this scheme to steer, guide, and coordinate various matters related to the implementation of the Ekamra Kshetra projects.
Santrupt Mishra has been named chairman of the PAC who can invite any official or expert or member of public for discussion on the issues related to the project or to participate in the meeting, an official notification read.
The plan will embrace interventions for conservation and revival of the monuments, improvement of facilities for devotees and pilgrims, pedestrianization of the undertaking space, and diverting the visitors to the periphery of the Ekamra undertaking space.
For this undertaking, a space of about 80 acres has been recognized across the Lingaraj Temple. Within the undertaking space, numerous monuments are positioned aside from holy tanks and water our bodies together with Bindu Sagar.
“The conferences of the Mission Advisory Committee (PAC) might be referred to as at common intervals to finalize numerous points associated to improvement of the undertaking space. All plans, initiatives, interventions, and initiatives within the undertaking space might be accepted by this Committee,” the notification added.
On his appointment, Mishra said, “It is a matter of great honour for me to be asked to lead the Project Advisory Committee on the Ekamra Plan envisaged by the Government of Odisha. I sincerely thank the Chief Minister of Odisha, Shri Naveen Patnaik, and the Government of Odisha for reposing their trust in me and the Advisory Committee to lead this historic Project.”
“It is indeed a noble and inspiring act to re-imagine such a great heritage of Odisha while making it more accessible and experience- enriching for pilgrims and visitors.
It is a unique opportunity for me personally to serve my home state and to make a small contribution in shaping and showcasing the best that Odisha has to offer,” he added.