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Bhubaneswar: Development of any area depends on the connectivity of that area, President Droupadi Murmu said at Mayurbhanja on Tuesday, the second day of her three-day visit to Odisha.

Flagging off three new trains —Badampahar – Tatanagar MEMU; Badampahar – Rourkela Weekly Express; and Badampahar – Shalimar Weekly Express from Badampahar Railway Station, the President said be it rail, roads or postal services, all these services make people’s lives easier.

She also virtually inaugurated the new Rairangpur Postal Division; released a Commemorative Special Cover of Rairangpur Postal Division; and laid the foundation stone for redevelopment of Badampahar Railway station on the occasion.

Murmu said the three trains launched on Tuesday will help locals in traveling to neighboring states like Jharkhand and West Bengal. industrial town of Rourkela.

The President said despite the increasing trend of cell phones and courier services, India Post has not lost its relevance. The inauguration of a new Postal Division at Rairangpur is an important event for the region.

She expressed confidence that people of this area will now be able to avail postal services easily.

She said the Union Government is taking various initiatives for the development of tribal communities and there is almost three times increase in the current budget compared to the budget for the Financial Year 2013-14.

She said that inclusive development is incomplete without the development of tribal people. That is why the government is giving priority to the development of tribal communities. She urged tribal youth to take advantage of the government’s schemes.

The President said the PM- Janjati Adivasi Nyaya Maha Abhiyan launched by the government for the development of PVTGs will connect people with development in this Amrit kaal and will also help in achieving the goal of a developed India.

After the event, the President travelled in the Badampahar – Shalimar Express from Badampahar to Rairangpur.


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