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Rashmi Ranjan

Bhubaneswar MP Aparajita Sarangi on Thursday met Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat and discussed the revival of 'dead' Prachi river passing through Khordha, Cuttack and Puri.

During her meeting with the Union Minister, Sarangi said, Prachi river, which is 78 km long, once used to be the lifeline of six blocks- Balianta, Baranga, Kantapada, Niali, Kakatpur and Astatang in three districts- Khordha, Cuttack and Puri.  

However, the river is lying dead as water from Mahanadi’s distributary Kusabhadra river has stopped flowing into it and people living near the banks of the river have been long requesting its rejuvenation work, she said.

As many as seven bridges, renovation of river valley, side roads, plantation and rejuvenation of sea mouth will be included in the project which will also help create a better environment, the BJP leader informed the Union Minister. 

“Prachi River- 78 kms long & passing through Khurda,Cuttack & Puri districts. It's a dead river;we need to revive it.Many lives will be benefitted.Met Minister @OfficeOfGSS in Delhi today with a proposal of Rs 297.81 crore. Also wrote to CM @Naveen_Odisha requesting for initiation,” the MP tweeted following her meeting with Sekhawat.


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