Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday sanctioned Rs 17.58 crore for 102 panchayats in six blocks of six districts under Ama Gaon Ama Bikash Yojana at the block level.
The Chief Minister sanctioned the amount for 777 projects after interacting with the block representatives through video conferencing at the State Secretariat here in the city.
Of the sanctioned amount, Rs three crore has been earmarked for 219 projects in 25 panchayats of Lanjigarh block in Kalahandi district, Rs three crore for 150 projects in 19 panchayats of Tureikela block of Bolangir district, Rs 3.77 crore for 157 projects in 16 panchayats of Rengali block in Sambalpur district and Rs 2.53 crore for 85 projects in 11 panchayats of the Tikabali block in Kandhamal district.
The Chief Minister sanctioned Rs three crore for 117 projects in 12 panchayats of Bahalada block in Mayurbhanj district and Rs 2.28 crore for 58 projects in 19 panchayats of Nuagada block in Gajapati district.
Adding today’s sanctioned amount, the Chief Minister has allocated a total of Rs 746.72 crore for 30,593 projects in 3,299 panchayats of 145 blocks.
Notably, under Ama Gaon Ama Bikash Yojana, the Chief Minister is discussing the proposals directly with the villagers and then he is sanctioning the amount for the proposed projects.
Chief Secretary, Development Commissioner, MPs, MLAs, Collectors and senior officials of the departments concerned were among those present.