PM Reviews Progress Of Welfare Schemes In Odisha

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Bhubaneswar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday reviewed the progress of various welfare schemes being implemented in Odisha under ‘Pragati Project’ through video conferencing.
It gains prominence against the backdrop of Modi’s visit to the state on Saturday to mark the completion of fourth year of the BJP government at the Centre.
According to official sources, the Prime Minister interacted with Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi about the status of schemes like Amrut Yojana, general distribution system and different railway projects.
The Chief Secretary apprised the Prime Minister about Amrut Yojana being implemented

in nine cities of Odisha, including Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Berhampur, Rourkela, Sambalpur, Puri, Baripada and Balasore. As many as 193 projects have so far been approved under
the scheme. Of these, tender processes of 167 projects have been completed, Padhi added.

During the meeting, it was highlighted that an amount of Rs 1,599 crore has been estimated for development of these 193 projects. Funds are being sanctioned for this purpose by the central and the state governments in 50:50 ratio.

Speaking about computerization of the general distribution system in the state, Padhi said, “As many as 86, 81, 646 families have already been included under food security scheme and 100 percent of ration cards have been computerised.’

Besides, 93 percent ration cards have also been linked with Aadhaar cards, he added.

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