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Odisha CM Launches 2 Major Irrigation Projects, to benefit Over 2.5 Lakh Farmers

by Rishika Choudhury

Date & Time: Aug 13, 2022 3:00 PM

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Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurated two major irrigation projects in Mayurbhanj district on August 12, which will benefit over 27,000 hectares of agricultural land and more than 2.5 lakh farmers.
During a one-day visit to Mayurbhanj district, Patnaik inaugurated the Rs 1,508 crore Subarnarekha and Deo irrigation projects. The Balasore district will also benefit from the projects.

Both projects will benefit approximately two lakh people

The Rs 685 crore Subarnarekha irrigation project will be able to irrigate 17,121 hectares of farmland in the two districts. It will benefit approximately 55,000 farmers. Similarly, the Rs 823 crore Deo irrigation project can irrigate 9,900 hectares. Both projects will benefit approximately two lakh people in 100 villages in the districts of Mayurbhanj and Keonjhar.

The chief minister also laid the groundwork for several other district development projects. Patnaik emphasised the state government's development programmes in agriculture, education, and health, saying that all of these initiatives had empowered people.

He said, “Mayurbhanj district has a unique identity for its art and culture throughout India. The Mayurbhanj tribe has a rich tradition and President (Droupadi) Murmu has further enhanced its glory. We all are proud of her. I pay respect to the land of Pandit Raghunath Murmu. Mayurbhanj is well-known across the country for its art and culture. Droupadi Murmu, a daughter of Mayurbhanj, has made all Odias proud by becoming the President of India. I am extremely happy to launch two irrigation projects in Mayurbhanj today. The farmers of the district will reap immense benefits from the two projects."

Farmers thanked the CM, and said they were happy that the area will have such facilities after a long time. It will now be easier to perform agricultural activities and the crop can be harvested all the year round, they added.

“We thank chief minister Naveen Patnaik for this. With this new chapter added in district’s agriculture, farmers of both Balasore and Mayurbhanj districts will get benefits of the project," said a farmer.

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