WODC Chairman reviews progress of developmental works


Bhubaneswar: Chief Advisor to Chief Minister and Western Odisha Development Council (WODC) Chairman Asit Tripathy visited Bargarh and reviewed the progress of developmental works in the district on Wednesday.

Reviewing the progress made so far, Tripathy directed the district administration to focus on development of agro- enterprises in the district.

He said, “There is promising scope for development of agro- enterprise in the sectors of vegetable cultivation, horticulture, agriculture produce processing, inland fishing, mushroom and sweet corn cultivation in the district. These enterprises, while attracting the youth will also create new employment opportunities and will enhance per capita income in the district.” 

Further, Tripathy directed concerned district level officers to identify the critical gaps in infrastructure laying and service delivery.

They were asked to formulate the essential projects as per the identified gaps and put those to Government for financing under WODC funds.

The review meeting was held at Bargarh circuit house wherein Collector Jyoti Ranjan Pradhan outlined the issues and presented the updates for discussion.

Superintendent of Police Padmini Sahoo, Chief Executive Officer of WODC Saroj Kumar Patel along with district level officers of various departments participated in the discussions.