Bhubaneswar: A total of 209 mega lift irrigation projects have been taken up under the Parvati Giri Mega Irrigation Projects and, as of now, 92 projects have been completed and works for 82 projects are going on.
Out of 92 projects, 64 projects have been made functional, providing irrigation to 1,06,316 hactares of land. Water Resources Minister Raghunandada Das informed this in the State Assembly in response to a question of BJD MLA Rajendra Sahoo and additional questions of Dr Nrusingha Sahoo (BJD), Narayan Rao (BJP) and Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak (BJD) on Thursday. The Minister further informed that the Government has targeted to complete the ongoing 82 projects by March 2020 to create irrigation for 1 lakh hacters of land. The State Government has made a layout of Rs 2,781.72 crore for these projects. The Minister informed that no mega lift irrigation project is working in the Begunia and Bolgarh areas.