Bhubaneswar: 16/10/17: Ahead of the by-election to Bijepur Assembly constituency, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today announced an underground pipeline irrigation project at an estimated cost of Rs 1250 crores in Bargarh district. Details of the project:
- State Government on course to create additional irrigation potential of 10 lakh hectares by 2019
• To be built at a cost of ₹1250 crores, the underground pipeline based irrigation system will utilize latest technologies and is first of its kind in country
• Irrigation on gross command area of 32,000 hectares including 25,600 hectares in Kharif and 7,000 hectares in Rabi season
• Project will pump water from Bargarh Main Canal through 18km long underground rising main pipeline, from where irrigation will be provided through underground pipelines based distribution system with outlets for every four hectares of land
Chief Minister Shri Patnaik stated this project will be developed as a model project for the entire
country. “My Government accords topmost priority to agriculture. We are on course to create an additional irrigation potential of 10 lakh hectares in the state during the five years period by 2019,” said the Chief Minister.