Bhubaneswar,28/12: Chief Minister Shri Naveen Patnaik today inaugurated 13 projects with an investment of Rs 103 crore in Ekamra area of Bhubaneswar. Many important projects have been launched in Old Bhubaneswar for the development of the Ekamra region, including 24-hour quality drinking water supply, the restoration and beautification of the Dusty Peace Stupa, and the purification of the Kedargauri water.
Addressing the gathering, the Chief Minister said that the Ekamra scheme has been launched with the help of the people to beautify the Lingaraj area. When it is over, the glory of Bhubaneswar will be further enhanced. Citing the example of a 24-hour drink form tap in Puri, the Chief Minister said that the people of Puri are now getting clean water. Now the people of Old Bhubaneswar will also get this facility.
The Chief Minister highlighted the state’s Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana, saying that development and welfare are the main identities of the government. “It simply came to our notice then.
The function was attended by D Minister Prafulla Mallick, Housing and Urban Development Minister Pratap Jena, Irrigation and Information and Public Relations Minister Raghunandan Das and Science and Technology Minister Ashok Panda among others. “All the steps that have been taken and planned for the development of Odisha have received international recognition,” he said.