Monday, October 31, 2005
‘RLTAP office should be in KBK’
A snippet from it:
BHUBANESWAR: Union Minister of State for Planning M V Rajasekharan on Thursday took strong exception to the location of the headquarters of the Revised Long Term Action Plan (RLTAP) in the Capital City.
Rajasekharan, who reviewed the implementation of the RLTAP and Backward District Initiative (BDI) in the State Secretariat here, said that the headquarters should be located at one of the central places of KBK region where it is being implemented. He also met Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and discussed ways to create employment opportunities in the fishery and horticulture sectors.
Stating that expenditure of funds should be properly monitored, the Minister advised the State Government to create two separate divisions in the KBK region to be headed by deputy administrators. He also underscored the need for regular monitoring and evaluation of the implementation of the programme.
The Minister suggested that more agriculture development centres and two agriculture and veterinary colleges should be opened in the KBK region. He said that plans for the KBK region should be prepared from the district-level keeping the requirements of local people in view.