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Naveen Patnaik announced an underground pipeline irrigation project at an estimated cost of Rs 1250 crores

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

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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.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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