The state government of Odisha has given nod to projects worth Rs 700 crore for development of nine identified Rurban Clusters under Phase-II and III of Rurban Mission.
The State Empowered Committee Meeting, held under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary AK Tripathy, gave nod to these projects.
The Chief Secretary directed the Panchayati Raj and Drinking Water department to do third party assessment of the outcomes of the projects already taken up in Phase-I of the Mission.
Tripathy also directed the department to undertake regular orientation and training activities for the Block Development Officers (BDOs) and field level officers for keeping them abreast with the new initiatives and best practices.
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