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Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik- 46 Instream Storage Structures to be set up in Odisha


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Published: Thursday, November 10, 2022, 20:20 [IST]

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Bhubaneswar, Nov 10: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday said his government is constructing 30 instream storage structures with a budget outlay of around Rs 12,000 crore and 16 more are in the pipeline located in various rivers of the state. Addressing an orientation program of 257 junior engineers newly appointed in the Water Resources Department, Patnaik said that these structures will provide dual benefits with conservation of surface water and rise in groundwater level.


He asked the engineers to work with dedication towards the job with honesty and sensitivity towards the people of the state. He wished her a bright future. He said that apart from providing irrigation facilities to the farmers, the Water Resources Department also takes the responsibility of flood management to protect the lives and property of the people. Stating that there are over 2,500 dams in the state, he said work on some of the major dams like Lower Suktel, Kanpur and Ghatkeshwar is in progress.

He said that JE has a major role to play for on-site supervision of new projects as well as operation and maintenance of completed projects and ensuring designed irrigation for agricultural land. On this occasion, the Chief Minister has launched Procurement Management Information System, Promise, which will be used to manage various phases of procurement with updated information, records and status of various works. Patnaik announced that a comprehensive computer application, Water ERP, will be launched soon which is taken up under the 5T initiative. He said that it will be highly useful in the overall planning and management of irrigation and floods in an efficient manner on a real time basis .

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Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik- 46 Instream Storage Structures to be set up in Odisha

Story first published: Thursday, November 10, 2022, 20:20 [IST]

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