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Odisha: Naveen reviewed actions taken on issues raised before union ministries

 

Posted Wednesday July 06, 2016

Odisha, Issues, Government, Naveen Patnaik  
 

The review made by Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, in Delhi recently, covered a large number of important issues relating to different Ministries and Departments in Government of India including Ministries of Culture, Environment & Forests, Health & Family Welfare, Civil Aviation, Water Resources, Agriculture & Food Production, Tourism, Home, Panchayati Raj and Tribal Affairs.

 
HNF Corespondent  
 

Chief Minister of Odisha, Naveen Patnaik, reviewed the actions taken on important issues discussed in his meetings with the Union Ministers during the year of 2012 at Odisha Bhawan in New Delhi on March 30, 2012. The review focused on the progress achieved since the last review undertaken by the CM on 29th October, 2012.

The review covered a large number of important issues relating to different Ministries and Departments in Government of India including Ministries of Culture, Environment & Forests, Health & Family Welfare, Civil Aviation, Water Resources, Agriculture & Food Production, Tourism, Home, Panchayati Raj and Tribal Affairs.

Chief Minister expressed his satisfaction that various issues of importance have been closely monitored by the office of Principal Resident Commissioner based at New Delhi.

 

He noted that the Archaeological Survey of India has initiated conservation works at the Sun Temple in Konark, Sri Jagannath Temple, Puri and at Lord Lingaraj Temple, Bhubaneswar. The scientific examination including 3D Laser scanning, Endoscopic photography which are in progress at present will lead to effective short term and long term conservation measures at the world heritage monument of Sun Temple, Konark. He expressed his satisfaction that the Ministry of Environment & Forests has released Rs.205.82 crore under Adhoc CAMPA for implementation of the Annual Plan of Operation (APO) for 2012-13. He also noted that the Ministry of Environment & Forests has recommended the proposal of the State to establish National Wetland and Coastal Eco-system Research and Training Centre (NWCERT) at Bhubaneswar to the Planning Commission.

Chief Minister observed that substantial progress has been achieved in respect of various issues relating to Union Ministries of Health & Family Welfare and Civil Aviation. HLL Life Care Limited has been entrusted with the construction work for establishing a Regional Institute of Para Medical Sciences at Bhubaneswar on a 10 acre land provided by the State Government and the construction work of a new building for Geriatric Centre at the SCB Medical College, Cuttack has commenced. The new terminal building of Biju Patnaik Airport at Bhubaneswar has been put into operation in March, 2013 and the Airports Authority of India is in the process to renovate the existing old terminal for international operations. Similarly, the Airports Authority of India has revised the Master Plan for development and operationalisation of Jharsuguda Airport and have concluded their Pre Feasibility Study for development of Jeypore Airstrip into a full-fledged Airport.

The CM was apprised that the Technical Advisory Committee of the Ministry of Water Resources has cleared the Anandapur Barrage Irrigation Project on 21st March, 2013. He was also informed that the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) has approved the proposal of the State to sanction Rs.50 crore for creation of infrastructure and research at OUAT and that the first instalment of Rs.10 crore will be released very shortly.

CM Naveen expressed his satisfaction at the decision taken by the Union Tourism Ministry on 4th March, 2013 to sanction and release funds to India Tourism Development Corporation for Light and Sound Shows at Konark, Dhauli and Udaygiri. He observed that the Union Ministry of Tourism has agreed to initiate the process to promote Nabakalebar-2015 across the globe and to provide funds for infrastructure development for the festival. He was informed that the first Mahaparinirvana Buddhist Train (Odisha Special) had its first run during 20th January to 27th January, 2013 and that this train will run once in every month in November, December, 2013 and January, 2014 to promote tourism. Chief Minister noted that the Union Home Ministry has agreed to deploy two additional Battalions of Border Security Force for anti-naxalite operations in the State and that the Department of Telecommunications has been asked to expedite the proposal to install Mobile Towers and Digital Phone Terminals in the naxalite affected areas of the State. He was further informed that the Ministry of Tribal Affairs has finally recommended the proposal of the State for livelihood improvement of Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups to the Department of Economic Affairs for funding by multi-lateral agencies.

Concluding the review meeting, Chief Minister observed that significant progress has been achieved on majority of issues but there still remain many issues which need close follow up for ensuring final outcomes. He advised that the office of PRC should continue to closely monitor other pending issues with the concerned Departments of the State and the Central Ministries, in the best interests of the State.

 
 

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