NABARANGPUR:All villages in Nabarangpur district will be electrified by March end, said Development Commissioner R Balakrishnan.
He was here on Tuesday to review the ongoing Government infrastructure projects in the district. Balakrishnan, who has been appointed by the Chief Minister to oversee development projects in the district, said several vacant positions in Government offices have been filled up recently.
On vacant doctor positions, he said the State Government has been apprised of the situation and remedial measures are being initiated. “However, doctors are reluctant to work in remote areas of the district,” said the IAS officer, adding that Government’s decision to provide financial incentives to doctors for working in rural areas might help in drawing them to the district.
Balakrishnan further said the Government is contemplating to create a corpus fund for the district and it will remain with the Collector. The Collector can utilise the funds to make contractual appointments.
This apart, the Government has approved proposal of establishing a Maize Mission in Nabarangpur district. Farmers from the district will be sent to States like Jharkhand and Punjab for field visits to study different aspects of maize cultivation. This year, 14 MT of maize has been sold by farmers through online auctioning at Rs 1,426 per quintal.
He reviewed rural electrification, rural employment, agriculture, horticulture and pisciculture projects being undertaken in the district.