Odisha Cabinet approves nine proposals;881.7 land for Daspalla-Balangir rail line, drinking water projects worth Rs 316 crore approved for Koraput, 181.77 acres land to IIM, Sambalpur


Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday cleared nine key proposals.

According to sources, the state Cabinet approved drinking water projects worth Rs 316 crore under its BASUDHA scheme in three blocks – Jeypore, Boriguma and Kotpad – in Koraput district. The mega projects would benefit 2.79 lakh people in these blocks.

The Cabinet approved the lease of government land measuring 181.77 acres near Sambalpur in favour of Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Sambalpur for construction of its permanent campus.

The Cabinet also approved the proposal that only 1,235 acres of total 2970 acres of land will be registered as Tata Steel Special Economic Zone Limited at Chhatrapur in Ganjam district, while the company can utilize 1735 acre to set up the private industrial park.

Moreover, the Cabinet has given its nod for withdrawal of provision regarding the appointment of pro-chancellor of Biju Patnaik University of Technology (BPUT). Besides, the cabinet approved the amendment to the subordinate finance service guidelines.

The cabinet also approved the proposal to provide land to Union Ministry of Railways in four districts free of cost for construction of Daspalla-Bolangir segment of the crucial Khurda-Balangir BG railway line. The state government will provide 881.745 acres of land in Nayagarh, Boudh, Subarnapur and Bolangir districts for the railway project.

Moreover, the cabinet has decided to provide land to Adim Owar Jarpa (AOJ) association in half price.