Bhubaneswar, Mar 26: Subarnarekha irrigation project aims to irrigate around 1.10 lakh hectares of land in Mayurbhanj district.
Water Resources Minister Raghunandan Das said Subarnarekha major irrigation project would provide irrigation to as many as 69,933 hectares of farm land after completion of the first phase of the project by 2023-24. Government has primarily funded Rs 5058.99 crore for the project that is in progress. Subsequently, the rest of the work will be undertaken.
However, the partially completed project would irrigate 10 blocks of Mayurbhanj and 3 blocks of Balasore district in its catchments.
Particularly farmers of Saraskana,Bangriposi,Kuliana,Baripada,Samakhunta,Badasahi,Betanoti,Suliapada,Morada and Rasagovindapur block under Mayurbhanj district would be benefited with the ensuing project.
While, in Balasore district about 13,000 hectares of agricultural land of Basta and Jaleswar block is scheduled to be irrigated,said Das.