Expedite Lower Suktel dam project:Orissa CM

September 21, 2010 at 6:14 pm 1 comment

Following report is from the Pioneer:

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday directed the concerned officials to expedite the construction work of lower Suktel dam project which would provide irrigation facilities to 31, 830 hectares land of Balangir and Sonepur district. The Government would make expenditure lay out of Rs 1,041.81 crore for the project.

Reviewing a meeting on the progress of the said project at the State Secretariat, Patnaik issued this direction. It was known from the meeting that the project has already got state II forest clearances and land acquisition work has been going on in full swing.

It was decided in the meeting that two officers would be appointed to see that land acquisition work for main reservoir and dam should be completed by October end.

The project which would spread over 1230 square kilometre will have a 1410 meter-long earthen embankment (dam). Of the targeted lands to be irrigated by the project, while 29,850 hectares land belongs to Balangir district, 1, 980 hectares land of Sonepur district would be irrigated.

Among others, Planning and Coordination Minister AU Singh Deo, Chief Secretary Bijay Patnaik, Principal Secretary to CM Aditya Padhi, Water Resources Secretary Suresh Mohapatra, Revenue Secretary RK Sharma and Central RDC PK Mohapatra were present at the meeting.


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

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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Subhasis Meher  |  January 13, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    Dear Friends,

    Whats this news actually correct,I didnt find anything sense here,just recently 6 months back in august 2011 i went there to the dam site,i only see some empty govt houses and one small underconstruction is going on,may be some 2 to 3 labours are there.so how the dam work is going on i dont know ,these all are the faults of our dump politician from our regions.why we are chooseing again and again these royal families.like they have the birth right to elect from our region.who gave them the rights ,just think..life will go on like this in our region, if we will not think for a change ..


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