Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today inaugurates 41 Parvati Giri Mega Lift Irrigation projects in Gajapati, Kalahandi , Nabarangpur, Bargarh, Balangir, Jharsuguda, Sambalpur, Boudh and Subarnapur districts in Odisha.
The mega lift irrigation project will provide water to more 50 thousand hectares of agricultural land in nine districts of the state.
Stating that irrigation is the most vital element for agriculture, the CM said, “It was a pledge to provide water to 10 lakh hectares of agricultural land by 2019 and so far the state government has efficiently provided water to 7 lakh hectares of land across the state.” Irrigation facility to more than 3 lakh hectors of land will be provided very soon, he added.
Patnaik further said, “The Parvati Giri Mega Lift Irrigation Project would benefit lakhs of farmers in the high areas. The state government will spend Rs 10,000 crore for the irrigation project in the next five years so that more farmers would get the benefit.”