The Odisha authorities has permitted a proposal to launch a scheme with an estimated value of over Rs 3,000 crore to make sure sustainable, reasonably priced and secure transportation of passengers and commodities throughout the state, a minister stated.
The roll-out of the Location Accessible Multi-modal Initiative was amongst 19 proposals, which got go forward at a cupboard assembly chaired by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday.
Underneath the brand new scheme, the federal government will have the ability to guarantee a seamless public transport community throughout Odisha from the gram panchayat degree to the state capital to offer dependable and reasonably priced companies, state Schooling Minister Atanu S Nayak stated.
Inside the framework of the scheme, ladies’s empowerment stands as the highest precedence. On account of secure transport house, ladies can be inspired to take part actively within the workforce. Mission Shakti Self Assist Teams (SHGs) might be engaged in varied operation and maintenance-related actions throughout the blocks, the minister stated.
It will additionally facilitate environment friendly technique of transport of agricultural commodities from their manufacturing websites to markets, he stated.
The scheme would additionally embody well timed transportation of varied agricultural and perishable merchandise from producers to close by marketplaces, mandis and business hubs.
Highway infrastructure has been enhanced however public transportation is but to take off, the minister stated, including that underneath the scheme, planning for a bus community has been undertaken hierarchically.
“The mission value is estimated to be roughly Rs 3,178 crore within the first three years of the bus operation from 2023-24. The bus operation underneath the scheme has been deliberate to attach all of the GPs, block and district headquarters, main cities and financial hubs throughout the state,” he stated.
The general public transport scheme can be carried out in a phased method, the minister stated, including that round 1000 buses can be deployed.
The tenure of the scheme can be for 10 years, extendable by two extra years.
The cupboard additionally permitted separate proposals for the upgradation of two institutes into universities. Bhubaneswar-based Silicon Institute of Know-how and the Nationwide Institute of Science and Know-how (NIST) in Berhampur might be upgraded into universities.
The council of ministers additionally green-lighted the Meals and Procurement Coverage for kharif advertising season of 2023-24, by which the federal government will procure 79 lakh metric tonnes of paddy.
The kharif paddy might be procured from November to March this fiscal whereas the rabi procurement will begin from Might to June 2024.
The farmers can be given correct minimal help value (MSP), which is Rs 2,183 per quintal for the frequent number of paddy and Rs 2,203 for grade-A spread, chief secretary P Ok Jena stated.