Odisha: CM Naveen Patnaik Approves Rs 225 Crore Fund Under MUKTA Scheme

Under the state-funded flagship scheme 'MUKTA', the Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has approved Rs 225.53 crores for 36 urban local bodies.


Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday approved Rs 225.53 crore in favour of 36 urban local bodies covering 10 districts under the state-funded flagship scheme 'MUKTA' for the financial Year 2023-24.

The districts covered under Northen RDC (revenue divisional commission) limit are Dhenkanal, Angul, Keonjhar, Sambalpur, Sundargarh, Balangir, Subarnapur, Bargarh, Jharsuguda and Deogarh.

All these 36 ULBs have developed ward-wise feasible annual action plan under MUKTA (Mukhya Mantri Karma Tatpara Abhiyan) through a participatory process involving local citizens and key stakeholders.

An official statement issued by the CMO said that all these projects are demand-driven, technically feasible and environmentally sustainable projects.


The action plans have been screened at the department level before the approval of the chief minister. All these approved projects to be taken up under MUKTA will be executed directly by Mission Shakti groups as implementing agency.

Earlier, senior officials of the CMO discussed the matter with the public representatives of 36 ULBs of 10 districts on June 16 regarding the successful implementation of various projects under MUKTA.

What is the MUKTA scheme?

The projects approved under MUKTA are climate resilient work, which includes the creation of civic amenities, open space development, water body development, construction of multi-purpose community centres, city beautification and other labour-oriented work.


The MUKTA programme was launched by Patnaik in April 2020 with a mission to create rapid, immediate and mass employment opportunities for urban poor, informal and migrant labourers, rendered unemployed and vulnerable in the face of COVID-19 infused crisis, while addressing the needs of creation of climate resilient, cost-effective sustainable and replicable community assets by implementing labour-intensive public works across 115 urban local bodies.

In all, Patnaik has sanctioned Rs 833.21 crore in three phases covering all 115 ULBs of 30 districts of the state, official sources said.