Odisha sanctions Eight Projects worth 257 crores for OMBADC districts

The Odisha Government yesterday approved eight projects worth Rs 257 crores from Odisha Mineral Bearing Area Development Corporation (OMBADC) funds.

The projects were sanctioned in a meeting of the OMBADC Board of Directors here chaired by Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy. The Chief Secretary instructed all secretaries of departments concerned to chart a weekly monitoring plan and ensure swift implementation of the projects.

The projects sanctioned include:

  • Upgradation of health services in health sub-centres, PHCs, CHCs, and sub-divisional headquarters hospital in Mayurbhanj district at an estimated cost of Rs 47 crore
  • Improvement of the library, laboratory and teaching-learning infrastructure of the Engineering College at Keonjhar with an estimated cost of Rs 34 crore
  • Opening of centres of excellence in Government ITIs and polytechnics in six districts at an estimated cost of Rs 123.45 crore
  • Providing broadband connectivity to schools and hospitals in OMBADC districts at an estimated cost of Rs 3 crore
  • Upgradation of milk procurement facilities in Jajpur district with an estimated cost of Rs 20.48 crore
  • Building four mega mother nurseries in Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Jajpur and Sundargarh districts worth Rs 11.71 crore
  • Skill development certificate course for tribal youths in panchakarma and naturopathy (Rs 6 lakh)
  • Sex-sorted semen for genetic improvement of cattle (Rs 16.93 crore) were also approved.

Other projects approved by the board include a program for genetic improvement of cattle worth Rs 17 crore, a skill development certificate course in panchakarma and naturopathy for the tribal youth at an estimated cost of Rs 6 lakh.

Notably, projects worth Rs 13,000 crore were sanctioned had already been approved for OMBADC districts.