In Jharkhand’s Gumla district, the District Planning Committee (DPC) has cleared various schemes worth Rs 66 crore for the annual action plan under the Backward Region Grant Fund on August 10. Several development projects came up for discussion at the meeting, presided over by Gumla MLA Kamlesh Oraon. The project discussed include road connectivity, bridges and irrigation projects and 32 urban expansion plans around PCC road.
Foundation stone for construction of a district council shopping complex was laid by its chairman and vice-chairman Satwanti Devi and Usha Devi. The proposed complex will have 62 shops worth Rs 1.82 crore. These shops will be allotted to unemployed youths for business initiation and the district council will also have a source of income at the same time, Oraon said.