CM inaugurates 41 Parvati Giri Mega Lift Irrigation projects

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today inaugurated at least 41 Parvati Giri Mega Lift Irrigation projects which would irrigate additional 50,000 hectares of land in Gajapati, Kalahandi, Nabarangpur, Bargarh, Sonepur, Balangir, Jharsuguda, Sambalpur and Boudh districts.

The CM inaugurated the projects at the State Secretariat in the presence of Water Resources Minister Niranjan Pujari and Leader of Opposition in the Assembly Narasingha Mishra.

By March, 2019 another 80 mega lift irrigation projects with an additional 1 lakh hectare irrigation potential will be completed.

Under the Parvati Giri Mega Lift Irrigation scheme at least 199 projects for creation of 3 lakh hectares additional irrigation potential will be implemented.