Tuesday, July 29, 2008

IIPA meet focuses on KBK region issues

The Pioneer, July 29, 2008
Pioneer News Service | Bhubaneswar

KBK Additional Chief Secretary and Chief Administrator Rajalaxmi highlighted the major issues and progress in the implementation of the KBK development programmes at a seminar on KBK organised by the Orissa Branch of the Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA) here.

She dwelt on various intervention programmes and narrated a few success stories like installation of non-conventional energy plants utilising biomass at the seminar held on Saturday.

She also pointed at the challenges posed by Left-wing extremism and by natural calamities in the region.

Information Commissioner-designate Jagadananda and CYSD member-secretary spoke on the structural causes of poverty and backwardness. He suggested for fast track courts for land records, ownership and development and implementation of Forest Rights Act 2006.

In his presidential address, IIPA branch chairman SC Misra analysed the pace of development in KBK districts and hinted at the economic cost of Left-wing extremism and corruption.

He also drew attention to the reluctance of the Government employees to work in those areas which caused a hindrance in their development. He urged for active involvement of the civil society in the successful implementation of the KBK programmes.

Initially, vice-chairman of the IIPA branch Prof GC Kar introduced the subject, and finally, secretary Dr JK Misra proposed a vote of thanks at the end.

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