Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday approved 1,644 projects and sanctioned Rs 37.79 crore for 177 panchayats in seven blocks of six districts under Ama Gaon Ama Bikash Yojana.
He sanctioned the amount after interacting with the block representatives through video conferencing at the State Secretariat here.
The Chief Minister sanctioned Rs 4.50 crore for 110 projects in 18 panchayats of Chhatrapur block in Ganjam district, Rs 7.50 crore for 391projects in 33 panchayats of Athagarh block in Cuttack district, Rs 5.70 crore for 356 projects in 34 panchayats of Junagarh block in Kalahandi district and Rs 3.51 crore for 199 projects in 21panchayats of Simulia block in Baleswar district.
He also sanctioned Rs 3.75 crore for 125 projects in 17 panchayats of Lephripada block in Sundargarh district, Rs 5.35 crore for 161 projects in 24 panchayats of Athamallick block in Angul district and Rs 7.48 crore for 302 projects in 30 panchayats of Chhendipada block in Angul district.
The Chief Minister sought cooperation from the public to implement the projects in an effective manner.