Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday launched the release of water from the Canal system of Subarnarekha Irrigation Project to 15,359 Ha of farmland in Mayurbhanj district.
With this, agricultural land of 94 villages under Baripada, Betanati, Morada, Suliapada and Rasagobindapur Block in Mayurbhanj district will get irrigation facilities.
The Chief Minister said that 109 Lakh Ha of agricultural land in Mayurbhanj and Balasore district will get irrigation facilities through Subarnarekha Irrigation Project.
He further said that irrigation is the priority sector of the State Government and water will be released to 10,000 Ha land from Deo Irrigation Project before ensuing Kharif Season.
He also said that 15 irrigation projects will be completed in coming 2-3 years.
The Chief Minister further said that Rs 768 Crore is being spent for pipe water projects in Mayurbhanj district.