MALKANGIRI: Various development works are progressing fast in Malkangiri district, said UN Behera, Additional Chief Secretary to the Chief Minister.
During his visit to the district on Tuesday, Behera said the district administration is laying special focus on developing road infrastructure and setting up power grids. “A lot of infrastructure development has been done in the recent past and work on many more projects is on,” said Behera, who has been appointed by the Chief Minister to accelerate development works in Malkangiri district.
On the progress of Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) works, Behera said contracts of 105 of the total 118 PMGSY projects in the district have already been awarded to contractors. Till September last year, all the 118 projects were lying in the backburner, he said. Behera, along with Collector D Prashant Kumar Reddy, also held discussions with a delegation of Citizens Committee led by RK Pattnaik over land settlement and other issues in Malkangiri district.