Mr Mohanty told this to news persons after a meeting held here to review the progress of implementation of various programmes recommended by the Inter-departmental committee headed by Chief Administrator KBK.
Kotiya was in the news recently after Andhra Pradesh claimed it belonged to them and officials of the neighbouring state tried to undertake infrastructure development projects and started including its citizens under various development programme to woo them.
Mr Mohanty said the development projects undertaken by the school and mass education, rural development, health and family welfare, panchyati raj, electricity and transport departments are either completed or nearing completion.
He said, the Kotiya Residential Sevashram School has been upgraded to a high school and Rs 5.80 crore has been sanctioned for the construction of required infrastructure including boys and girls hostel, additional class rooms and staff quarters. Eleven teaching and non teaching posts have been sanctioned for the school.
The minister said tender has been floated for the construction of 15 km long road from Kotiya to Tadivalsa at an estimated cost of Rs 892.26 lakhs by the rural development department and plan is on to take up seven road projects at an estimated cost of Rs 8102.59 lakhs.
A weekly haat has been opened in front of GP office and the panchayati raj department will soon sanction Rs 10 lakh for the construction of pindis and shadings. Effort is on to make it an all weather market. The Koraput collector has already sanctioned Rs six lakh for construction of pindis and the work has started.
The RI office at Kotiya is made functional and as a special case the PHC at Kotiya would be upgraded to 10-beded hospital and two health sub centres would be opened at Phagunsinery and Dhulipadar to provide health care to the people. The minister said tender for the construction of 10-bedded hospital has already been floated.
Initiatives for construction of office complexes for functioning of bank, post offices, Police station and erection of mobile towers has already been taken. A branch of the Utkal gramya Bank has started functioning in the area.
Mr Mohanty said all the un-electrifed households in Kotiya will be electrified under ''Soubhagya'' scheme. Three semi-high mast lights have been installed in Kotiya area and BDO tahasildars have been posted.
The minister said, as many as 1,672 pattas under the Forest Rights Act has been distributed to the beneficiaries and no application for patta is pending with the authorities. The demarcation work for 18 villages have been completed and the demarcation in three remaining villages is in progress.
At present three vehicles are plying from Kotiya to Pottangi and Semilguda and two buses were given permission to ply from Kotiya to Semilguda and Pottangi for the convenience of villagers.
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