Bhubaneswar: Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi Tuesday asked officials to ensure timely completion of all projects under District Mineral Foundation (DMF) and Odisha Mineral Bearing Area Development Corporation (OMBADC) fund in Keonjhar district.
Reviewing the progress of projects funded from the above mentioned corpuses, Padhi directed the district administration to take up drinking water projects on saturation mode; meeting requirements of all the villages.
Further, he advised to plan such projects which will add to the quality of service delivery particularly, in the sectors of health, skill development, additional nutrition to the women and children, and quality education at primary level.
According to sources, in addition to the ongoing projects and programmes financed from budgetary sources, 564 projects have been envisaged for the district from the DMF and OMBADC funds.
Keonjhar Collector Ashish Kumar Thakare appraised that as of now 551 projects worth `1,017 crore have been sanctioned under DMF, of which, 120 projects have been completed and others are in various stages of implementation.
OMBADC Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Uma Nanduri said 13 projects, estimated to be around `2,500 crore, have been proposed for the district and are under consideration of government. The projects will be sanctioned soon for implementation in the district in the current year, she added.