Bhubaneswar, July 19: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday inaugurated irrigation projects in five blocks of Mayurbhanj district and said that 15 irrigation projects will be made functional in the state within three years.
As many as 15,357 hectares of farmland in Mayurbhanj district have been provided with water from the Subarnarekha Irrigation Project canal system. This has facilitated irrigation of seven villages in Baripada, Betanoti, Morada, Shuliapada, and Rasgobindpur blocks of the district.
“This will result in a gold crop in Mayurbhanj,” the CM said while inaugurating the project which would irrigate 1.09 lakh hectares of land in Mayurbhanj and Balasore districts.
“Mayurbhanj district is improving today in all areas, whether it is the development of health care or the successful implementation of Mission Shakti or the development of the tribes.” Mayurbhanj will be the first district in the country to provide piped water to all households, he said.
He informed that Rs 768 crore is being spent on piped water supply project in Mayurbhanj.
Stating that irrigation is a priority of the state government, the Chief Minister said that 10,000 hectares of land would be irrigated from the Deo Irrigation Project from the next Kharif season.