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Nalco meet discusses fund use

Published by MAC on 2006-04-10

Nalco meet discusses fund use

Statesman News Service ANGUL

10th April 2006

Nalco convened a Jansampark Sibir yesterday for the first time at its auditorium to where all the representatives of local bodies in its peripheral areas have come to discuss on how to spend the money allotted by the company in their respective areas. In the past, Nalco would provide the money sought by the district authorities and keep aloof from the developmental works. Everyone at the meet was unanimous in their view that though a whopping Rs 30 crore was spent by Nalco till date from 1986, there is no trace of developmental works. Water supply, health facilities and roads are still issues in the localities around Nalco plant. While blaming the defective planning and improper implementation for the lesser development, Angul collector Suresh Kumar Basista identified five areas where thrust must be given. These are drinking water, roads, health, school and plantation. The collector exhorted the people to use the fund for a common cause in priority sectors rather than for personal benefits. The executive director of Nalco, Uma Ballav Patnaik, talked about Nalco's achievements and its social obligations. Besides the zilla parishad chief, Barun Sahu, Banarpal block chairman Chhabi Garnaik, Angil NAC chief Purna Rout, zilla parishad members, sarpanches and samiti members also participated in the discussion.

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