WODC To Develop Sports Infrastructure In Balangir

WODC To Develop Sports Infrastructure In Balangir
WODC To Develop Sports Infrastructure In Balangir

WODC To Develop Sports Infrastructure In Balangir

Bhubaneswar: April 28:  Chairman Western Odisha Development Council (WODC) and Principal Advisor to Chief Minister Asit Tripathy laid the foundation stone for the construction of football playground and Stadium at Bhima Bhoi Medical College and Hospital; Pavilion and Gallery in Gandhi Stadium; and, BKN Milk Union Diary Project in Balangir district today.

Replying to a media query on the occasion, Sri Tripathy said, “Balangir has a glorious history of sports”.  The reckoned athletes like Anandini  Darjee made their practice here. Then it was known as lalmati. State Government has taken many steps for the development of sports facilities and infrastructure in this district.

WODC would join its resources with Governmental schemes for filling the critical gaps and making the projects more useful for the people. He directed the Collector and Athletic Association of the district to prepare a perspective Master Plan for developing Gandhi Stadium into a State of the Art Stadium at the State and national levels. Sri Tripathy announced a grant of Rs.2.40 cr for development of Gandhi Stadium.

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Further, Sri Tripathy added that by orders of the Chief Minister, the works of the Major irrigation project were expedited, and its irrigation capacity was expanded from 26,500 hect to 50,000 hect through the application of underground pressure technology. He expected that the project would be completed by end of December 2023.

Collector Chanchal Rana appraised that the football playground and stadium at BB Medical College estimated at around Rs.1.99 cr would be funded by WODC.  It would be developed over 4 acres of land with modern facilities like synthetic track and pavilion etc. The stadium would also be used as a practice ground for the students to participate in different inter-college and inter-state competitions.

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Similarly, the Pavilion project in Gandhi Stadium meant for both men and women at Gandhi Stadium was estimated at around Rs.2.39 cr. It would be funded by WODC. Ten acres of land was earlier allotted to the District Athletic Association for the development of the stadium.

The dairy development project would cover 30 villages of Saintala, Gudvela, and Deogaon Block involving more than 900 dairy farmers.  Target was set to procure around 5000 liters of milk per day. Sri Tripathy directed to release milk costs to the farmers within ten days of supply. The project would boost milk production in the district and would generate additional employment opportunities.

Aamar OMFED Parlour inaugurated by Sri Tripathy aimed at enhancing the marketing of processed milk and milk products. The project was launched as a PPP project in collaboration between the district administration and Aamar OMFED.

Collector Chanchal Rana along with senior officers of the district, members of the athletic association, senior citizens, civil society organizations, community leaders, and youths participated in the events.


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