Bargarh, January 20: Western Odisha Development Council (WODC) Chairman and Chief Advisor to Chief Minister Asit Tripathy on Wednesday reviewed the progress of the development works being implemented in Bargarh district and directed the district administration to focus on development of agro-enterprise.
Tripathy is also the Advisor to Chief Minister on Regional development, Tourism, Agribusiness and Industry.
“Agro-enterprise in sectors of vegetables, agriculture produce processing, inland fishing, mashroom cultivation and sweet corn has enormous potential in the district. These enterprises, while attracting the youth will also create new employment opportunities and will enhance per capita income,” said Tripathy.
Further, Tripathy directed concerned district level officers to identify the critical gaps in infrastructure laying and service delivery. The district administration was asked to formulate the need based projects on the basis of the identified gaps and send those to Government for funding under Western Odisha Development Council.
The review meeting was held at Bargarh Circuit House wherein Collector Jyoti Ranjan Pradhan presented the updates. WODC Chief Executive Officer Saroj Kumar Patel along with district level officers of various departments participated in the review.
“Was surprised to hear at Bargarh the Dist has 50% of Odisha’s Borewell ! If it’s true it could be excellent condition to grow vegetables and commercial crops . Evidence of popularity of high value veg growing already present -500 Ha sweet corn! Next value processing,” tweets Tripathy after the meeting.