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OMBADC Projects Development Lauded

Bhubaneswar: Former Supreme Court Judge and Oversight Authority for the Odisha Mineral Bearing Areas Development Corporation (OMBADC), Justice Anang Kumar Patnaik has expressed happiness over implementation of development projects.

Justice Patnaik was on a 2-Days long  visit to Sundargarh district. He observed various development projects being implemented at field level with OMBADC & DMF funds and also attended a district level review meeting on the same organized by the Collector, Sundargarh. During his visit, he was accompanied by the CEO OMBADC G Rajesh and other senior officials of OMBADC.

The Oversight Authority toured various projects operational at Bargaon and Sundargarh sadar blocks on 6 June. Justice Patnaik visited the Community Health Center (CHC) in Bargaon to evaluate the OPD and other health infra provisioned with OMBADC funds. He interacted with the officials and patients to understand how these facilities enable quality healthcare delivery for the people.

Sundargarh is the hockey hub of India. Hence, the administration has established various hockey training centers for the budding hockey players in the district. In line with the same, the Oversight Authority inspected the sports infrastructure at the Hockey Training Centre funded by DMF Sundargarh in Sahajbahal, Bargaon block and also interacted with young players aspiring to excel at national and global levels.

Goat & Chick rearing is promoted in Sundargarh district through OMBADC funding to ensure sustainable livelihood of beneficiaries. The Oversight Authority, during his tour, met with a few beneficiaries at Phulbari village. He discussed with them on how these initiatives help augment their livelihood. 

At the Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) in Kirei, an ICT Centre, Mini Agro- Enterprise Model, Farm Machinery Hub and a Common Facilitation Centre on millets for local farmers & agri entrepreneurs has been established with financial support of OMBADC and technical assistance of Odisha University of Agriculture & Technology (OUAT). On the occasion, Justice AK Patnaik inaugurated the said four facilities while engaging in discussion with the beneficiaries. 

Justice Patnaik visited the District Headquarter Hospital in Sundargarh. He took stock of the newly constructed District Training Unit funded by OMBADC and other patient care facilities available at the hospital. He then proceeded to the Advanced Rehabilitation Centre (ARC) and saw various modern facilities for the differently abled and those needing rehabilitation post trauma while interacting with ARC officials.

After the daylong field trip, the Oversight Authority attended a review meeting in the evening at Sadbhavna Bhawan in the District Magistrate Sundargarh office premises. He discussed with the departmental official regarding progress of various development initiatives in the district supported by OMBADC funds. He directed the senior officials to complete pending work within the project deadlines. Justice Patnaik appreciated the district administration for smooth implementation of various OMBADC supported projects in Sundargarh district.

In the review meeting, CEO OMBADC G Rajesh Collector Sundargarh Gavali Parag Harshad OSD I to Oversight Authority Sheikh Naimuddin, OSD II to Oversight Authority Dwaipayan Pattanaik, Chief Development Officer-Cum-Executive Officer, Zilla Parishad, Sundargarh Dukhabandhu Nayak, CEO DMF Sundargarh Sushma Bilung, GM Operation OMBADC Jayant Das, Team Leader PMU OMBADC Ambuj Prasad and Livelihood Expert, PMU OMBADC, Jagannath Mishra were in attendance. Among others, senior officials of various departments and OMBADC & DMF officials joined the meeting.

On the Day 2 the Oversight Authority visited the Spirulina Chikki Production Unit at Rangadhipa. He interacted with the members of Women Self Help Group engaged at the unit and discussed about their livelihood. Then he reviewed the drinking water project being implemented under the Drink From Tap mission for Sundargarh ULB and the Basic Tasar Seed Station at Medinipur, Sundargarh in the district. The trip of Justice Patnaik was concluded with a visit to the site identified for establishment of the Tribal Research and Development Centre (TRDC) at Amlipali.