Bhubaneswar: The Odisha cabinet, which met under the chairmanship of chief minister Naveen Patnaik, here on Monday, approved the proposal for launching “Ama Odisha Nabin Odisha” Yojana in the State development of pilgrimage,heritage and cultural places along with.modern facilities at Gram Panchayat level with a budget of Rs 10 lakh each.

The CM told the cabinet that the new initiative Ama Odisha Nabin Odisha scheme has the vision of a New Odisha….. Aspirational Odisha … Modern Odisha, while retaining the essence, …. the soul and the spirit of Odisha.

In a historic move to preserve our Jagannath culture – protect our local places of worship, and sites of historical significance, provide amenities to our pilgrims and visitors — every Gram Panchayat can take up work up to Rs.10 lakh.

Every panchayat has places of local importance, rooted in spirituality and history. It is important for our future generations that they be preserved and protected. And who better to do this important work than our Panchayati Raj Institutions through “Ama Odisha Nabin Odisha”
Together with strengthening our roots, New Odisha will also firm up her wings to scale the horizon.

Our villages need internet connectivity, play grounds, science parks for the youth.

They need training facilities, work hubs and skill centres for rural entrepreneurs, especially women.

We need to bridge the gap in education infrastructure, provide banking facilities, build digital infrastructure and take up other modernization works. This scheme will support panchayats to take up these works.

All original works from village temple restoration to building futuristic digital infrastructure can be taken up under “Ama Odisha Nabin Odisha . Both shall go hand in hand.

It will herald a new Odisha – modern, dynamic and responsive – for our youth …. our women and children, entrepreneurs, farmers and tribals.

This scheme will usher in an Odisha with decure roots and powerful wings, said CM

Briefing media persons, the chief secretary, PK Jena, said the cabinet passed nine proposals related six departments.