Bhubaneswar, Nov 29: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday approved two in-stream storage structures for Kalahandi and Mayurbhanj districts.
Patnaik has also sanctioned Rs 86.25 crore for both projects. While the first in-stream storage project will be built on Murali Jor in Kalahandi district at an estimated cost of Rs 41.25 crore, the other project will be built on Gangahar river in Mayurbhanj district at an estimated cost of Rs 45 crore.
5T and Nabin Odisha Chairman VK Pandian had received the proposal of both the in-stream projects from the public during his visit to both districts.
Officials said that both projects would be helpful for harvesting drinking water, fish farming, establishing animal husbandry, and recharging the groundwater levels.