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Odisha CM Inaugurates & Lays Foundations Of More Parbati Giri Mega Lift Irrigation Projects For 5 Districts


02 March 2019

Mohammed Ishtiyaque


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Bhubaneswar: In a bid to create an additional irrigation potential as well as meet the State Government’s target of irrigating maximum agricultural land by this year, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today inaugurated and simultaneously laid foundation stones of Parbati Giri Mega Lift Irrigation Projects for five districts.

The districts are Malkangiri, Jajpur, Boudh, Subarnapur and Sambalpur. While inaugurations and laying of foundation stones were made through video conferencing from the State Secretariat here for Malkangiri, Jajpur and Subarnapur districts, foundations were laid for five new projects in Boudh district and one project in Sambalpur district.

Goinpura project in Sambalpur district will be built at an estimated cost of Rs 34.43 crore and would irrigate 1030 hectares of agricultural land. Hilung, Dhalapur, Ramgarh, Sampuch and Tirod projects in Boudh district will be built at an estimated cost of Rs 247.31 crore and would irrigate 7,300 hectares of agricultural land.

Malkangiri District: Kyang and Nuagada projects were inaugurated today. Built at an estimated cost of Rs 39.78 crore and can irrigate 1753 hectares of agricultural land.

Foundation stones were laid for eight new projects in Malkangiri district. The projects are Pramilapadar 1 & 2, Nila Khamar, Tamanapalli, Durkajodi, Loktiguda, Motu and Kondapalli.

These eight new lift irrigation projects will be built at an estimated cost of Rs 451.56 crore and it would irrigate 12,964 hectares of agricultural land.

Jajpur District: Rajapur, Chatumari and Tantighai (Left) lift irrigation projects were inaugurated today. Built at an estimated cost of Rs 64.85 crore and can irrigate 2200 hectares of agricultural land.

Foundation stones were laid for two new lift irrigation projects in the district. The projects are meant for Sukinda and Bagharasahi.

While they will be built at an estimated cost of Rs 104.64 crore, both could irrigate 3500 hectares of agricultural land.

Subarnapur District: Pindikimal lift irrigation project was inaugurated today. Built at an estimated cost of Rs 34.24 crore, it can irrigate 1600 hectares of agricultural land.

Foundation stones were laid for eight new lift irrigation projects. The new projects are meant for Kapasira, Badali, Chadheipanka, Daloiba, Goudanga, Subalaya, Baghabara and Chhatapipal.

While they will be built at an estimated cost of Rs 402.39 crore, they could irrigate 11,870 hectares of agricultural land.

Briefing media, Odisha Water Resources Secretary P.K. Jena said, The mega lift irrigation project scheme was started in financial year 2011-12. Later, it was named after great social worker Parbati Giri. Till date, 171 projects have been begun at a budgetary allocation of Rs 6557 crore. It can irrigate 2.34 lakh hectares of agricultural land on highland. Out of them, the Chief Minister has inaugurated 73 projects by February 2019. Completed projects are irrigating 87,212 hectares of land.”

He informed, “Today the Hon’ble Chief Minister inaugurated six more such projects through video conferencing. These inaugurated six projects can irrigate 5,440 hectares of agricultural land.”

He further informed, “In the current week, agreement has been signed to begin 38 more new projects at an estimated cost of Rs 1926 crore and that could irrigate 56,918 hectares of land. Out of these, today the Hon’ble Chief Minister laid foundation stones for 14 projects with budgetary allocation of Rs 686 crore.”

The Water Resources Secretary also informed, “Today, the Hon’ble Chief Minister laid foundation stones for the rest 24 projects to be built at an estimated cost of Rs 1240 crore.”

“The 38 mega lift irrigation projects have been targeted to be completed by 2021 August,” he stated.

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PK Jena, Secretary, Water Resources, Odisha