Balangir MP Kalikesh Narayan Singh Deo submits a proposal for construction of check-dams

May 29, 2010 at 5:45 pm Leave a comment

Following report is from The Pioneer:

Agriculture Minister Damodar Rout laid the foundation stone of a Krishi Vigyan Kendra here on Monday

The issue of location of the Krishi Vigyan Kendra was in the news as BJP MLA KV Singh Deo and his wife former MP Sangeeta Singh Deo had tried their best to set it up at Mudhat in Patnagarh rather than at Balangir

In view of irregular rainfall and shortage of water, rainwater must be conserved and steps must be taken to recharge groundwater to boost agriculture and other allied activities, besides ensuring an overall development of this region, observed Rout while speaking on the occasion.

He reeled out the measures taken by the Naveen Patnaik Government for development of poor people through various other departments like horticulture and fisheries. The farm water pond scheme launched by the Government aims to conserve rainwater, besides proving water to crops, he said, adding that rainwater should be conserved and utilised in an optimum manner so that groundwater would be recharged and help agriculture.

“I have submitted a proposal of Rs 5 crore to the Central Government for construction of check-dams all over the district so that groundwater could be recharged, said Balangir MP Kalikesh Narayan Singh Deo. If the Bundelkhand region could get a special package from the Centre, why not a similar package with higher allocation for the KBK region in view of its prevailing backwardness, he asked.

Among others, Minister of Planning and Coordination AU Singh Deo and Loisinga MLA Ramakanta Seth also spoke on the occasion.

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Entry filed under: Agriculture, Agriculture and Irrigation, Balangir, Kalahandi, Kalahandi Balangir Koraput (KBK) region, Lower Suktel irrigation project, Region watch, State and Central govt. and KBK.

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