Developmental projects worth over Rs 600cr approved for mineral-bearing Odisha districts
The Odisha government on Tuesday approved projects worth over Rs 600 crore for developmental work in various sectors in mineral-bearing districts of the state.
Proposals worth Rs 640.65 crore were approved for development of secondary schools, environmental monitoring and sporting activities in urban local bodies of the districts, it said.
OMBADC CEO Uma Nanduri said 889 secondary schools in Angul, Dhenkanal, Deogarh, Jajpur, Jharsuguda, Mayurbhanj and Sundargarh districts were included under the project at an estimated amount of Rs 533.4 crore.
The proposal for development of multipurpose indoor stadiums, projected to cost Rs 104 crore, for 11 civic bodies in the mining-affected districts were also sanctioned in the meeting, the release said.
The facilities will nurture and promote sporting talents, it said.
Another project worth Rs 3.1 crore was sanctioned for the application of information and communication technology (ICT) and data science for development of the environmental information system in the mining areas of Odisha.
It envisages creation of a comprehensive database of periodic environmental information collected from mines through different statutory returns, clearances and compliances.
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