Odisha 5T Secretary in Balangir: Reviews Lower Suktel Project

Odisha 5T Secretary

Odisha 5T Secretary in Balangir: As per the direction of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Secretary to CM (5T) V K Pandian is on a twoday visit to Balangir District.

On the second day, he visited the Samalei Temple at Balangir, Jogeswar Temple at Loisingha and Ranipur jharial group of temples at Bangomunda and interacted with Sebayats, Trustee members and general public for development of Temples along with better facilities for the devotees and took suggestion on various aspects of transformation of the temple and related pilgrim/ tourist amenities. He directed the district administration to prepare a master plan for development of these temples.

He visited koshal kala mandal ground. Instructed to make a DPR for development of the ground and other facilities.

Pandian reviewed the Lower suktel irrigation project including its spillway, and Scada controlled UGPL irrigation works which will irrigate around 1,00,000 Acres of Balangir and Sonepur district besides providing drinking water. The Spillway is nearing completion and the impounding of water in the reservoir has started this season. The irrigation will be provided in phases starting from 2024.

He participated in the public grievances meetings at Loisingha and gurunda playground in Muribahal. He conveyed that Chief Minister laid emphasis on grievance redressal as a priority task for the administration. He assured them of early grievance redressal.

Later, Pandian reviewed mega piped water supply projects at a cost of Rs 482 crores for Agalpur,Loisingha,Puintala, Turekela, bongamunda, and Muribahal Blocks. The projects will be operationalised in phases starting from year 2025.

He also visited Jogisarda high school which was transformed under 5T HST program in first phase. He interacted with teacher, student, SMC members. Reviewed smart classrooms, e-library, science laboratory facilities which were well maintained. He motivated the students dream big and study hard to achieve it. He assured that government is committed to provided quality education to the students.

He interacted with Mission Shakti groups and assured them support from the government for their activities. He emphasised that Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has high priority for women empowerment. He directed the collector to ensure that loan melas are organised in the panchayat level.

Special Secretary to CM R Vineel Krishna, IG Deepak Kumar, Collector & DM, Balangir, Chanchal Rana, S.P. Balangir Khilari Rishikesh Dnyandeo and other district level officials accompanied him during the visit.