The Integrated Action Plan (IAP) for Selected Tribal and backward Districts was approved on 25.11.2010 for 60 districts with 15 districts in Odisha including Kendujhar/Keonjhar. Subsequently, IAP was expanded and now includes 18 districts of Odisha, namely, Balangir, Debagarh, Gajapati, Jaipur, Kalahandi, Kandhamal, Rayagada, Sambalpur, Sonapur and Sundargarh. An amount of Rs. 915 crore has been released to the Government of Odisha under IAP against which expenditure of Rs. 784.87 crore has been reported i.e. 85.78%. An amount of Rs. 55 crore has been released to Kendujhar/Keonjhar district against which an expenditure of Rs. 46.39 crore has been reported.
As per the information furnished by the State Government, a total of 299 works have been taken up under IAP in 2010-12 in Kendujhar/Keonjhar district of which 182 works have been completed. The works which have been taken up include 215 roads, 41 tubewells for drinking water, 22 anganwadi centers, 9 public health centres, 7 school buildings, etc.
The State Government has reported that the works are mostly being implemented in inaccessible tribal pockets affected by Left Wing Extremism and IAP has had a positive impact in terms of providing connectivity, health and drinking water. Five meetings of the District Level Committee have been held till date.
The Minister of State for Planning, Science & Technology and Earth Sciences Dr. Ashwani Kumar said this in a written reply in Lok Sabha Today.
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