Report by Odisha Diary bureau, Balangir: Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Tuesday assured that he would take up the demand to set up of wagon factory at Kantabanji with the Ministry of Railways soon Pradhan said this while inaugurating a programme for distribution of LPG Gas to BPL families.
Minister Pradhan assured steps for providing LPG connections to 60 per cent of households in Balangir district in coming three years. Currently, only 19 per cent of the district’s households are using LPG as fuel for cooking. In the meeting Leader of Opposition in the State Assembly Narsingha Mishra stressed for steps for development of irrigation and establishment of a wagon factory at Kantabanji.
Minister Pradhan distributed hearing machines to many people and tricycles to 180 physically-challenged persons here. Balangir MP Kalikesh Narayn Singh Deo requested the Minister Pradhan to arrange for a CT scan machine for the Balangir District Headquarters Hospital through OMC.BJP leader and Patnagarh MLA KV Singh Deo said expressed his readiness to work together for development of Balangir.
Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan reviewed the pending projects of Indian Railways, National Highways and Oil Marketing Companies in the district of Balangir. Minister Pradhan also launched Sambadik Kalyan Trust of Journalists Association Balangir. He also attended several programs in the district on Tuesday. Minister Pradhan attended Centenary Celebrations of Prithviraj High School in Balangir .