Odisha govt approves slew of project proposals

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Bhubaneswar: Odisha government on Friday approved a proposal to award tender worth Rs 220.73 crore to Tata Projects Ltd for construction of a 100-seat medical college in Kalahandi district.

The proposal was approved at a Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik here.

Chief Secretary A P Padhi said the construction work will be completed in two years without any price escalation.

Similarly, the Cabinet approved tender works for construction of a multi-utility complex and post-graduation student’s hostel at Sardar Vallav Bhai Patel Post Graduate Institute of Paediatric, Sishu Bhavan in Cuttack.

The tender was floated with an estimated cost of Rs 99.85 crore, he said, adding, the work will be completed in two years.

The Odisha Cabinet also decided to extend the Green Mahanadi Mission to the banks of three more rivers — Brahmani, Baitarani and Rushikulya and their tributaries.

The main objective of the scheme is to rejuvenate the rivers, officials said.

The scheme is proposed to be implemented in five years (2018-19 to 2022-23), the chief secretary said and added that the total outlay has been estimated at Rs 448 crore.

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