A ten-member press team from Meghalaya reached Bhubaneswar today as part of a press tour to Odisha under Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra (VBSY) programme.
PIB Bhubaneswar officials accorded a warm welcome to the journalists on their arrival.
The main objective of the tour is to provide the media an opportunity to understand the ground realities with respect to the impact of central government schemes in Odisha and also to see for themselves the development of the same in the state. It is also aimed at learning how the Information, Education, Communication (IEC) vans deployed under the ongoing VBSY are sharing the messages to ensure 100 per cent saturation of the government schemes in the state.
During their four-day stay in Odisha, the team will visit Netaji Birth Museum and Maritime Museum. The team will also visit ICAR-Central Institute for Women in Agriculture (ICAR-CIWA), an institution first of its kind in India with a unique mandate of gender-related research in agriculture.
The team will also visit CSIR – Institute of Minerals and Materials Technology Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Bhubaneswar, which has an expertise in conducting basic research and technology oriented programs in a wide range of subjects to address the research and development problems of mining, mineral and metals industries and ensure their sustainable development.
Besides these, the team will also visit and interact with beneficiaries of various central government schemes in Odisha during their visit to sites of Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra. The Team will additionally pay a visit to Dhauligiri and Konark Sun Temple
The tour is being organised by Press Information Bureau, Shillong in collaboration with Press Information Bureau, Bhubaneswar under the aegis of Ministry of Information & Broadcasting.