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MLAs Asks More WODC Funds

Bhubaneswar: The Lawmakers of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) from Western Odisha districts have demanded the State Government to enhance the allocation of fund from WODC to Rs 5 crores per year.

All the BJP Legislators including Jayanarayan Mishra, Bhabani Shankar Bhoi, Kusum Tete, Mukesh Mahaling, Nauri Nayak, Subash Chandra Panigrahi and Shankar Oram have written a letter to Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik recently.

Seeking the attention of the Chief Minister about Western Odisha Development Council (WODC) funding, the MLAs said they have been allowed to submit project proposals amounting to Rs 1 crore each per year, when the budget of WODC was Rs 100 crore per annum.

Subsequently, the Government has been pleased to allot double the budget of WODC as compared to the last year which is amounting to Rs 200 crores, they said.

“It is therefore requested that each MLAs of WODC area may be allowed to submit project proposals of Rs 5 crores per year so that we can give sustainable proposals for the benefit of people of our area (WODC),” the Lawmakers demanded.