Bhubaneswar31/10/23:: Marking the dawn of new era in rural development, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday launched the State Government’s ambitious Ama Odisha Nabin Odisha scheme in Balangir and Balasore districts.
The Ama Odisha Nabin Odisha programme aims to strengthen the infrastructure for building a new Odisha, a strong Odisha with a focus on development of each village. Under the programme, Rs 50 lakh will be sanctioned to each panchayat.
Eight constituencies of Balasore district – Remuna, Bhograi, Jaleswar, Balasore, Simulia, Basta, Soro and Nilgiri have received Rs 178 crore for 4465 developmental projects in 356 GPs of 12 blocks. In Balangir district, five constituencies, such as Balangir, Titlagarh, Patnagarh, Kantabanji and Loisingha
have been sanctioned with Rs 158.50 crore for 3911 projects in 317 GPs of 14 blocks.
In this programme, the basic foundation of Odisha’s culture will be improved by spreading Jagannath culture in every village, and digital infrastructure will also be developed. This will be the basic foundation for building an ambitious Odisha.
Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister said that the spread of culture and improvement of modern infrastructure will take our villages to the pinnacle of development. From our strong cultural base to reach the vast potential of modern science, New Odisha will spread its wings further and reach new heights and we will build New Odisha, Nabin Odisha.
The CM further said that development of all villages is our goal. There will be guarantee of development for everyone in the village. Everyone in the village will be guaranteed education and health. Culture will be protected and modernity will be developed in villages. The developed village will be the identity of modern Odisha. Odisha is the land of Lord Jagannath. Universal love, peace, goodwill, equality and service are the message of Jagannath culture. Irrespective of caste, religion, and community, it has made everyone its own. The ‘Ama Odisha Nabin Odisha’ scheme will preserve Jagannath culture in every village. Every place of worship will be developed. Heritage sites will be preserved.
The Chief Minister said that the preservation and protection of these cultural and heritage sites is essential for future generations.
The development of digital infrastructure in villages is one of the objectives of this scheme. Internet connection will be available in the village. There will be science parks, skill development centres, work hubs, and banking facilities. The primary schools of the village will also be involved in this program. It will bring immense opportunities to our youth, mothers, farmers and students and will further enhance Odisha’s identity as a modern, strong, progressive and culturally aware state.
Participating in today’s programme, 5T and Nabin Odisha Chairman VK Pandian said that the transformation programme has created enthusiasm among the people. Pandian said that the aim of the Chief Minister is to bring transformation in all villages through Ama Odisha Nabin Odisha programme.
Our transformation will be a model for other states, he said while adding that all the work in the village will be carried out in a timely and transparent manner.
Minister Pratap Keshari Deb, Minister Aswini Patra, Minister Niranjan Pujari, Minister Tukuni Sahu, MLA Ananta Das, MLA Nityananda Sahoo, MLA Swarup Kumar Das, MLA Jyoti Prakash Panigarahi, MLA Saroj Meher along with Zilla President, Members, Block Chairman and Sarpanches were present in this programme.