Cabinet committee reviews 44 projects in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, March 10 (IANS) A cabinet committee here on Thursday reviewed 44 projects in various sectors in Odisha aiming to expedite their implementation in the state.

The Cabinet Committee on Investment (CCI) Project Monitoring Group, led by Arun Goel, additional secretary in the Prime Ministers’ Office, reviewed the progress of the ongoing mega projects that include railways, national highways, coal, steel, mines and power sectors.

This joint exercise was very fruitful and there has been substantial progress in grounding of the projects, said Odisha Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi.

“The ground level problems faced in one sector differed from the other. The progress and problems of each individual project was discussed and issues were resolved,” said Padhi.

The meeting set time lines and landmarks for completion of different tasks against each project.

Goel said the state administration has been quite prompt and proactive in implementation of the CCI projects.

The meeting reviewed the progress of six projects in railway sector, nine in national high way, two in petroleum and natural gas sector, one in mining sector, 16 in coal sector and nine in power sector.

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