State Cabinet nods for Bijepur lift irrigation

Bhubaneswar, Oct 23: The Odisha Cabinet today approved two projects including the lift irrigation project in Bijepur of Bargarh district and tender for construction of sewerage system for Bhubaneswar district II, during its meeting held today under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at the state secretariat here.

The Bijepur lift irrigation project which is named as 'Gangadhar Meher Lift Canal System' by the state cabinet has been envisaged to provide irrigation to rainfed and drought prone areas of about 25,600Ha in Bijepur, Sohela and Barpalli blocks of Bargarh district. Beyond this on completion of the project, irrigation will be provided to 32,000Ha in Kharif and Rabi season.

The estimated cost of the project is Rs 1246.56 crores and it has been decided to complete the project work within a period of five years.

Keeping in view of the lack of mechanized and scientific disposal system of waste water in the State capital till date which has a population of 8.38 lakh as per 2011 census, the cabinet has provided its nod for approval of tender of construction of sewerage system for Bhubaneswar Sewerage District II on EPC mode of contract.

3 Of Odia Family Killed In Road Accident In Jharkhand

Bhubaneswar: A pall of gloom has descended in Barbil area as three members of a family were killed and two others sustained grievous injuries after a ...

Pictures Of Puri Srimandir Again Go Viral On Social Media

Puri: Months after photos of Lord Jagannath and his siblings were found posted on a Facebook account, pictures of Srimandir once again went viral on s...

Man Hangs Self After Son Ends Life In Ganjam

Ganjam: A pall of gloom descended upon Kusapada village under Dharakote police limits in Ganjam after an elderly man and his son were found dead on Sa...

Woman kills her newborn in Mayurbhanj

Bhubaneswar: In a barbaric incident, a newborn baby was killed by none other than its mother in Mayurbhanj district early this morning. The ghast...