The Odisha Cabinet on Wednesday approved as many as 32 proposals, including a barrage at Pandara, on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar to supply drinking water to the capital city, merger of DRDA with Zilla Parishad, sanction of 100.5 acre of land under Sambalpur tehsil for establishment of Sainik School, Mega Drinking Water Projects for Mayurbhnaj, Sambalpur and Deogarh districts and setting up of around 500 Mission Shakti outlets for the sale of WSHG products.
The State government issued an official release informing about the proposals being approved. According to the release, the approved proposals include release of financial assistance to IDCO for development of Mega Almunium Park in Angul district, creation of land bank for the purposes of industry and infrastructure, sanction of grant-in-aid in favour of 24 private recognized upper primary schools, proposal for enactment of a separate legislation for establishment of a self financed private unitary University in the name of DRIEMS University and proposal for amendment of the Gandhi Institute of Engineering and Technology University, Odisha Act, 2018.
Proposals for amendment of CV Raman Global University Odisha Act, sustainable harnessing of ground water in water deficit areas under Biju Krushak Vikas Yojana- Deep Bore Well Secha Karyakram, construction of 1280 new check dams under MATY, financial bid for construction of GM lift irrigation project (additional ayacut) in Bargarh, construction of in-stream storage structure across river Kuakhai, rehabilitation and renovation of Bargarh main canal, construction of barrage-cum bridge across IB river in Sundargarh district and popularisation of agriculture equipments and pump sets Scheme were also approved.
Similarly, proposals like amendment of Odisha subordinate finance service rules, Electronic and IT department as referral department for e-governance initiatives and IT infrastructure, revision of panel internet from loanees who availed loan for higher education and amendment of Odisha revised scale of pay (college teachers) rules were approved.
Proposals like two mega rural piped water supply for 62 GPs of Udala, Khunta, Badasahi and GB Nagar blocks have been approved, two mega rural piped water supply projects for Raruan and Sukruli blocks of Mayurbhanj district, mega rural piped water supply projects for Kuchinda and Bamara blocks of Sambalpur district and two mega rural piped water supply projects in Deogarh district were also approved.
Moreover, the State Cabinet has also approved the proposal alienation of government land for setting up a Technology Centre in Rourkela.