Bhubaneswar, Nov 17: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today approved two instream storage structure projects for Sundergarh district.
The Chief Minister has sanctioned Rs 386.25 crore for construction of the two projects-Instream Storage Structure Project on Ib River and Phulbari Instream Storage Structure Project on Sapei River.
While Rs 262.50 crore would be spent for the Bhasma project, Phulbari project would be constructed with Rs 123.75 crore.
The projects were approved as per the wish of the people who gave the proposal to 5T chairman VK Pandian during his visit to the district.
The projects will benefit the people of five blocks. While the Bhasma project will benefit the people of Tangrapali, Sundergarh and Jharsuguda blocks, the Phulbari project will cater to the needs of Badagaon and Bamara blocks.