CS Suresh Chandra Mahapatra reviews kotia, asks officials to be on toes

Outgoing chief secretary Suresh Chandra Mahapatra visits Kotia panchayat in Koraput’s Pottangi block reviewed the development works and instructed officials to effectively work on the ground from where the villagers can make good source of income.

Mahapatra also advised the officials to effectively work on market minor forest produce and promote vegetable farming in hilly areas for the villagers earnings.

To keep an eye over the surroundings he also inspected a strawberry farm at Janiguda and vegetable farms at Kuhudipadar of the panchayat.The area under strawberry cultivation at Janiguda has increased from just two acre to 25 acre of land.

He also informed that the government has initiated several measures to ensure development of the panchayat including promotion and increase in production of brooms by women self-help groups.

According to the sources, secretary VK Pandian too had visited the panchayat a few days back.

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