Bhubaneswar: The Odisha chief minister, Naveen Patnaik, Saturday told the district collectors that he would review the works related departments from December 2017. He also asked the department secretaries to visit districts for four days during the first week of every month as part of a field visit.

Patnaik urged the district collectors and the secretaries to  expedite the developmental works as they have left with only eight months before the next monsoon.

The chief minister, while addressing the collectors’ workshop , here at the state secretriat, flagged off the state government priorities of developmental and welfare programmes. Housing, MNREGA ,  irrigation, food security, drinking water, road connectivity, electrification are the areas where the state government is focusing.

“Priority programmes and schemes of the government, which are being discussed in the today’s conference, shall be inspected in the field by the secretaries methodically,” said patnaik adding, “To ensure proper implementation of schemes and programmes of the government and to ensure actual delivery of services to people, it is important that other supervisory officers right from the heads of the departments to block level extension functionaries make intensive field visits.”

“My government will not leave any stone unturned to make the benefits of pro-people initiatives reach the last person. I am  sure the secretaries, heads of departments and collectors  present in today’s conference will give their best in providing the last mile service delivery to the people of the state .”

Patnaik directed the general administration department to compile the suggestions made by the district collectors in the last workshop and the inputs received from the general public on the portal.