WODC chairman tells officials to prepare action plan for development of Kalahandi district
The team also visited Bhadrajora minor irrigation project now in operation.Tripathy advised the district administration and officers of the water resources department to beautify the project area and develop it to a nature camp site.
''Prepare a definite action plan for elevating the development of Kalahandi to next higher phase,'' Tripathy directed the district administration while emphasizing the promotion of local entrepreneurship and private sector investment in cash crops, sericulture, fishery, animal husbandry, horticulture, food processing, and other agro-based industries.
He also emphasized crop diversification and the fullest use of the irrigation potential created in the Kalahandi district, which earned a bad name across the country for starvation deaths in the 1980s. He also visited different ongoing projects in the district.
Tripathy accompanied by state MSME minister D S Mishra visited the under-construction town hall, government medical college at Bhangadari, goat breeding center at Jaring, Biju Patnaik Sports Complex at Junagarh, renovation of Netra chikischalaya, art village of Chhoriagarh, and under construction Biju Express HighWay.
Tripathy advised the district administration and officers of the water resources department to beautify the project area and develop it into a nature campsite. He also directed to start of boating facilities in the minor irrigation project for tourists and visitors.
Kalahandi Collector Dr. Govali Prasad Haraad, Project Director District Rural Development Agency Somesh Upadhayay along with district officers of the concerned departments presented necessary data during the field visit and review meeting.
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