Friday, February 21, 2014

BALANGIR HAILS ANNOUNCEMENT FOR MEDICAL COLLEGE

BALANGIR HAILS ANNOUNCEMENT FOR MEDICAL COLLEGE
Saturday, 22 February 2014 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
People from all sections of society including leaders form ruling BJD and main opposition Congress in the district has welcomed the Union Government’s announcement for establishment of a medical college in Balangir. Senior Congress leader Narsingha Mishra and Lok Sabha member from Balangir Kalikesh Naraynan Singh Deo welcomed the move.
Notably, Mishra while serving as the Chairman of Western Odisha Development Council had took initiative for setting up of the medical college at Balangir in 1999 and the then Union Minister Sharad Yadav had laid the foundation stone.
However after 2000, with the change of Government, the construction of the medical college came to halt. The foundation stone for this medical college was laid twice by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.
“I am grateful to CM Naveen Patnaik for recommending a medical college at Balangir. However the Union Government will give only 75 per cent of estimated budget of Rs 189 crore for the project which is too small as medical college will cost more than Rs 300 crore. Hence, the State Government will bear the rest amount which is more than 50 per cent of the total cost,” said Singh Deo.
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