Naveen to visit Kalahandi today


Bhubaneswar, Jan 13: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is all set to visit Kalahandi district Thursday to launch various developmental projects worth around 22,000 crore. He will dedicate the Upper Indravati Lift Canal project con-structed at a cost of Its 756 crore and also lay foundation stone of various projects.

 The mega lift ir-rigation project would help irrigate at least 26,000-hectare of farm-land   in Dharmagarh block,—C Koksara block and Jaipatna block.

 The 33 kilometre-long irriga-tion canal can irrigate 90 villages of 33 gram panchayats benefit-ting over 50,000 people. This will be first public meeting of the CM after nine months. Except for a couple of public appearances at Puri and Bhubaneswa4 he is stay-ing at home since outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic. 

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