Bhubaneswar, August 23, 2018: Till date, a total of 3,24,623 development projects worth Rs 793.96 crore have been sanctioned for at least 3508 Gram Panchayats in 155 blocks under the “Ama Gaon, Ama Vikash” (Our Village, Our Development) programme.
As part of the “Ama Gaon, Ama Vikash’ programme, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik interacts with the panchayat representatives and common people twice a week through video conferencing to her their grievances and sanctions projects as per the recommendation of people.
Today, the CM interacted with people from Begunia (Khordha), Gop (Puri), Rajanagar (Kendrapara), Ghasipura (Kendujhar), Puintala (Balangir), Bissamcuttack (Rayagada), Gumma(Gajapati), Baliguda (Kandhamal), Tiring and Bisoi (Mayurbhanj) blocks, during the Ama Gaon Ama Bikash session and sanctioned at least 1,869 development projects worth Rs 47.24 crore for 209 Gram Panchayats.
The CM highlighted role of the program in accelerating infrastructure and facilities development in villages in the state.
He directed swift completion of all sanctioned projects.
People from the nine districts expressed joy on being able to participate in the development of their own region and thanked Chief Minister for the opportunity to interact directly.
The programme was launched on March 5 on the occasion of Panchayati Raj Divas. Every year the Government celebrates March 5 as Panchayati Raj Divas to mark the birth anniversary of former Chief Minister Biju Patnaik, the father of incumbent CM Naveen Patnaik.