SunstarTV Bureau: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has visited Kalahandi district and inaugurated Indravati mega lift irrigation project at Mangalpur in Jaipatna block, on Thursday.
CM allocated 54 projects worth Rs 1064 core for the district.
The Upper Indravati Lift Canal system has been constructed at a cost of Rs 986.71 core and is capable of irrigating 25, hectares of farmland. The system comprises 43.26 Km of concrete canal and 1142 Km of underground pipeline.
Around 3 lakh farmers of Koksara, Jaipatna and Dharmgarh blocks in the district will be benefited with the launch of the lift cancel system. Water will be lifted from Mangalpur barrage for irrigation.
The 54 projects include 10 drinking water projects worth Rs 20.02 core and 13 check dams at a cost of Rs 4.83 core.