Bhubaneswar, Nov 23- The Ministry of Defense (MoD) has given permission to work for the development of an airstrip at Rasgovindpur near Amarda Road in Mayurbhanj district of Odisha. The President of India has permitted the Government of Odisha to take up work on 160.35 acres of defense land at Amarda Road in Mayurbhanj district for the development of an airstrip at Rasgovindpur near Amarda Road in Mayurbhanj district on cash compensation basis amounting to Rs 26 given.
03,10,4381 in lieu of defense land,” the MoD said in a letter to Odisha chief secretary S.C. Mohapatra. In February, Mohapatra asked the then defense secretary Ajay Kumar to start commercial flight operations from the airstrip. No objection certificate was sought from DRDO. Ministry has given permission with certain conditions after Odisha government’s request. State can use defense land only for the work on which permission is being given and no other Not objective.
Once operational, the airstrip will facilitate tourism connectivity to Simlipal National Park, Kuldiha Sanctuary and important places like Chandipur and Talsari beach, facilitate economic development through trade, provide employment, taxes Increase revenue from taxes and foster community relations with neighboring states and communities.
Center gives work permit for development of Rasgobindapur airstrip in Odisha