Bhubaneswar: Chief minister Naveen Patnaik Saturday inaugurated a Rail Over Bridge (RoB) at Berhampur and laid the foundation stone for a Cooperative Ginning Mill at Digapahandi through video conference .

Addressing the occasion Patnaik hailed the cooperation of the people of Ganjam in containg the spread of covid 19.
He also appreciated the dedicated service of doctors, paramedics, Panchayat Representatives and the hard work of district administration in this mission.

The chief minister said that as an important higher education, health and commercial hub of southern Odisha, Berhampur deserves special focus of the government. To transform Berhampur into a modern city, a lot of initiatives are being worked out. The new ROB constructed at a cost of Rs 27 CR will fulfill the aspirations of the people for a hassle free communication, the CM added.

The Cooperative Ginning Mill of Digapahandi will provide jobs to 100 skilled and unskilled workers besides helping cotton growers of the nearby 6 blocks, the CM said

The chief minister said Ganjam is slowly retuning to normalcy but the danger is not over yet. So, he appealed to people to remain alert and follow the covid guidelines scrupulously till the war is over .

Minister Bikram Keshari Arukh, Prafullara Mallick hailed the steps taken up by chief minister to start economic activity even during the pandemic .

MP Berhampur Chandra Sekhar Sahu, chief secretary Asit Tripathy, development commissioner Suresh Chandra Mohapatra, APC RK Dharma, principal secretary agriculture Sourabh Garg, secretary to chief minister 5 T VK Pandian, and secretary works Krishan Kumar were present on the occasion.

The Road over bridge from lanjipali to Engineering school was started in2015 and completed on schedule .It will benefit more than 40 thousand people
RMC Digapahandi s cotton And ginning and pressing unit is first of it’s kind in cooperative sector .It will be set up in PPP mode with total investment of 2.10 Cr. The unit will have capacity to produce 50 quintal lint cotton per day. The unit will employ 100 skilled and unskilled labourers. The cotton producing areas of Digapahandi, Sanekhmundi, Dharakote, sheragada, patrapur,jagannathprasad and Bhanjanagar blocks of Ganjam district will be benefitted by this unit.