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Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik reviewed implementation of irrigation projects in Nabarangpur and Malkangiri

Bhubaneswar:22/11/17:Chief Minister Shri Naveen Patnaik reviewed implementation of irrigation projects in Nabarangpur and Malkangiri districts today. He directed expeditious execution of works for expanding coverage of larger areas under assured irrigation and benefitting farmers in the region.

Highlights from the review


• Seven new Mega Lift Irrigation (LI) projects will be established in Nabarangpur district
• Survey over for projects worth Rs 415 crore , to irrigate 17,000 hectares of land
• Four ongoing Mega LI projects to be completed by June 2018
• These projects will provide irrigation to 4,000 hectares of land
• 11 minor irrigation projects to be completed by March 2019
• Turi, Guntat, Nabarangpur Barrage, Tel Integrated Project & Lower Bhaskel project to be started before March 2019
• 200 check dams completed, 130 in progressMalkangiri




• Tender for 8 new Mega LI projects to be floated soon
• Expeditious execution of Satiguda Irrigation project
• All LI points to be operationalized

Chief Minister Shri Patnaik stressed strict compliance to the timelines for completion of every project. He directed that all efforts should be made to implement more number of irrigation projects to ensure wider coverage for benefit of farmers in the districts.

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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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