Bhubaneswar: As per the direction of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Secretary to CM 5T V. K. Pandian visited Dhenkanal district and reviewed the progress of various developmental work in the district and redressal of public grievances.
During the visit at various locations, Pandian reviewed the ongoing 9 Mega Pipe Water supply projects across the district at a cost of Rs 1455 Crore benefiting 212 Gram Panchayats. He directed the officials concerned to ensure timely completion of the projects.
On the first day of the visit, he interacted with the public, Mission Shakti group members and colleges students in Dhenkanal. He assured that the petitions received will be examined in detail and appropriate action will be taken soon. He appreciated the role of Mission Shakti Federation and staff in creating a social movement which is helping large scale empowerment of women.
Pandian informed the college students that Chief Minister approved 56 +2 and degree colleges in Dhenkanal to be taken under 5T Transformation with smart classrooms and other facilities at a cost of Rs.32.50 Crore. He motivated them towards personality development and hard works to achieve realize their goals.
On second day of the visit, Pandian visited Sri Sri Siddha Balaram Mahaprabhu and offered puja there and interacted with the priests of the temple and public for development of the temple and its periphery. He instructed to prepare a Master plan for overall development of the temple.
5T secy visited the Jaunlipokhari Matha next, and interacted with the Priests, Matha committee members for further development of the Matha. He instructed to prepare a project proposal for its renovation and development.
He then met the sports persons at Main Stadium and suggested making Dhenkanal a sports Hub through development of sports infrastructure of Dhenkanal.
Later, he proceeded to the District Headquarters Hospital, Dhenkanal to review the on-going projects of the AMA hospital under which Rs. 5.42 Crore has been sanctioned, he then interacted with the members of BLF managing hospital diets of patients and BSKY beneficiaries.
He also visited the Artisan village at Nabajibanpur, Sadeibereni in Saptasajya. This project has been developed with the aim of prioritizing the skills of Dhokra craftsmen, metal casting etc. and promote eco-tourism, total fund of Rs.5 Crore has been utilized. He interacted with 40 nos. of different handicraft groups, and also reviewed the progress of nearby 5T high school, Saptasajya.
Pandian interacted with the public in Kamakhyanagar, Parjang and Hindol regarding their grievances. He conveyed that Chief Minister lays emphasis on grievance redressal as a priority for the administration.
Further, he visited the Astasambhu temple, Kualo, Parjang and offered puja and interacted with the temple committee members for further development of the temple.
Pandian visited the Sapua Irrigation project and interacted with the members of Pani panchayat. He reviewed the ongoing tourism project worth Rs 7 Crore. He directed the officials for completion within the timelines.
R. Vineel Krishna, Special Secretary to CM, Collector, Dhenkanal Saroj Kumar Sethi, SP, Dhenkanal Gyana Ranjan Mohapatra and senior district officials were present during the visit.