Job creation: Odisha to execute forestry projects worth Rs 602 cr

Bhubaneswar: To provide employment to people in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Odisha government will take up forestry projects worth Rs 602 crore under the MGNREGA scheme in the current fiscal.

The Forest & Environment Department is planning to utilise Rs 602 crore through MGNREGA in a bid to generate employment and increase green cover across Odisha, said Forest and Environment Minister B K Arukha.

Plantation, soil conservation, digging of trench, forest road and other works will be carried out with this fund, he said.