Gajapati :10/5/23: On the instruction of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Secretary to CM (5T), VK Pandian on Wednesday reviewed the Chheligada irrigation project work in Gajapati district.
On the second day of his visit to the district, the 5T Secretary visited the Chheligada irrigation project and held discussions with the concerned officials and villagers regarding this major project. He asked the officials to start the work immediately.
He also advised the district Collector to take immediate actions after listening to the grievances of the people who have suffered due to the project.
It is worth noting that Chheligada Irrigation Project is being implemented in the Chheligada village in R. Udayagiri block in Gajapati district. The State Government has decided to spend Rs 963.63 crore for this project. A long tunnel of 1280 meters has been dug. After the completion of this project, 5201 hectares metres water can be preserved and water can be supplied for irrigation of 5760 hectares land in Ganjam and 500 hectares land in Gajapati districts.
The project will also provide drinking water to Berhampur city. Berhampur can get one cubic meter of water every second. Along with this, 36 MW of electricity can be produced through a mini hydel project in three places like Shiali Loti, Kankata and Dekili in Gajapati district.
Seven rehabilitation and resettlement colonies will be built for the affected people of fifteen villages and three resettlement colonies have been completed and people have started living here. The remaining 4 are under construction. The 5T Secretary advised to complete it as soon as possible. This project will be completed by 2025-26.
Pandian reviewed the bus stand work at Gumma and suggested raising the standard of its work. He also interacted with the Mission Shakti SHG members present there and praised their work. He also visited a 5T Transformed High School in Gumma and interacted with the students and teachers.
He reviewed Parlakhemundi Bypass Road project, and a new town hall under construction. Rs 40 crore has been allotted for the project. He also visited the new town hall under construction there. Pandian informed that Rs 1.5 crore will be provided to complete the work of the town hall.
Gajapati district is the land of art and culture. Therefore, the Chief Minister has given approval to build a beautiful cultural building at a cost of Rs 5 crore in Parlakhemundi, Pandian said.
In the afternoon, he had a discussion with the officials of Ramsagar and Krishnasagar minor irrigation projects. He said that steps will be taken to provide more facilities to the farmers of the irrigated areas.
Rs 10 crore will be spent for the restoration and beautification of Ramsagar. The 5T Secretary urged to prepare a DPR for this within 15 days. Similarly, restoration of Krishna Sagar in Gosani Nuagaon block will be done at a cost of Rs 15 crore.
Earlier this morning, Pandian visited the Jiranga Buddhist Monastery and held discussions with the Buddhist monks and Tibetan community members.