Lower suktel irrigation project work will start in November

September 8, 2011 at 4:29 pm 5 comments

Following report is from the Pioneer:

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, who used to listen to officers presenting the success stories of their departments at the State Secretariat, now seems to be serious about work at the field instead of looking at the screen at his conference room. It was evident during a review of the Lower Suktel Irrigation Project at the Secretariat on Tuesday.

Minister of Planning & Coordination and Excise, AU Singh Deo was present at the meeting along with Principal Secretary Home Upendra Nath Behera, Principal Secretary to CM, Aditya Prasad Padhi, Water Resources Secretary Suresh Chandra Mahapatra and other senior officials.

Water Resources Department officers were busy trying to impress the Chief Minister about how the project would benefit more than 31,000 farmers in Balangir and Subarnapur districts. The earthwork and spillway work would start after monsoon, they said.

Patnaik, who had also presided over several review meetings on the Lower Suktel Project earlier, asked the officials to remove all hurdles so that the works could begin soon. “Don’t show me more presentations. I want work at the field,” he reportedly told the officers. Sensing the Chief Minister’s mood, the officers informed him that the approach road to the reservoir would be completed by October and the tendering process for earthwork and spillway work is at the last stage and the works are likely to commence by November.

Of the 29 villages likely to be affected due to the project, the officers informed that the Government has already started land acquisition in 23 villages while negotiations are on in the six other villages. An estimated `1,041 crore would be invested in the project.

Entry filed under: Agriculture, Agriculture and Irrigation, Balangir, Lower Suktel irrigation project, Region watch.

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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. narendra kumar mohanty  |  September 9, 2011 at 11:09 am

    contrary to sindhol project this irrigation project has no public protest seems this project will develop the financial condition of farmers around the project.Any project infavour of public welfare should not be delayed.Delay makes unnecessry problems to complete the project within targeted period.Be quick to complete the project giving well compensation to the land loosers.

    • 2. sanjibkarmee  |  September 9, 2011 at 11:41 am

      I complete agree with you Narendra babu. Lower suktel will be good for the people of Balangir.

  • 3. JUNU BABU  |  October 28, 2011 at 6:55 am


  • 4. Srikanta Dharua  |  January 17, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    This project is necessary but first the Government should have to set them proporly where they can live peacefully with their family. This is very important.

  • 5. Suraj prakash sai  |  March 5, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    Kindly inform about the details of the payments, paid to the displaced families of Barapudgia village, under the rehablitation programme of lower suktel irrigation project ,Balangir, ,odisha.How much amnont ,will a displaced family will get(whose 75 % and more land where acqired)and when(KINDLY Inform the time in month) the amount will be paid to the displaced family of village BARAPUDGIA ?


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