Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurated as many as 41 projects of Parvati Giri Mega Lift Irrigation today.
“We have been able to provide irrigation to more than 7 Lakh hectares and shortly we will be able irrigate 3 lakh hectares more through various schemes,” said Patnaik while inaugurating the projects via video conferencing from the State Secretariat in Bhubaneswar today.
These 41 projects with a budget of Rs 1,171 crores are expected to provide irrigation to 50,000 hectares of land.
These projects will be implemented in 9 districts of the state. While Bolangir and Sambalpur will have 13 and 8 projects respectively, 5 projects each will be in Jharsuguda and Kalahandi districts. Nayagarh and Boudh will have 3 projects each.