Odisha Chief Secretary reviews progress of developmental projects in Mayurbhanj

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Secretary Suresh Chandra Mahapatra today visited Mayurbhanj district and reviewed the progress of various developmental projects.

The Chief Secretary took stock of the construction work of Deo irrigation project at Karanjia, sources said.

“The construction work for the irrigation project will be completed by March-end. The project will be made functional in the upcoming Kharif season,” said the Chief Secretary.

At least 10 cottages will be set up near the irrigation project to promote ecotourism in the locality. Besides, there will be boating facilities for tourists, he added.

“The state government is taking steps to set up cottages near Khadakhai dam at Rairangpur and at Similipal to promote ecotourism,” said Mahapatra.

Earlier, the Chief Secretary directed the officials concerned to expedite work for various developmental projects in the district.

Around 17,000 hectare land in Mayurbhanj will be irrigated through 11 mega lift irrigation projects, he added.

The Chief Secretary also inspected construction work of Anandpur barrage in Keonjhar district on his way to Mayurbhanj.

He asked the officials to expedite the work and take the necessary steps to release water from the barrage by June-end.

“The state government has taken up 12 mega irrigation projects in Anandpur area of Keonjhar. The projects will be made functional within two years. Around 50,000 hectare farm land in the locality will be irrigated through the projects,” said the Chief Secretary.

Keonjhar Collector Ashish Thakare, Mayurbhanj Collector Vineet Bhardwaj and other senior officials were present during the Chief Secretary’s visit to the two districts.


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