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Ahead of by-poll, CM dedicates a slew of infra projects in Bargarh

Bhubaneswar, October 17, 2017: To impress voters ahead of by-poll in the Bijepur Assembly segment, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday dedicated various infrastructure projects, including two high-level bridges on Diptipur-Gaisilat road over Nagaon Nalla and Keramali Nallah and a 33/11 KV sub-station at Balitikira in Bargarh district.

These will give a huge boost to rural connectivity and electrification in the district. A road over bridge will soon be constructed over the Barpalli level crossing which will ease the traffic situation on the busy road, said Patnaik after dedicating the projects through video-conferencing from the State Secretariat here.

“It is our aim to transform Bargarh into a front-runner district in the state and concerted efforts are being made for its all-round development. The Gangadhar Meher Lift Irrigation system in the district and Parbati Giri Lift Irrigation Project at Gaisilat block will cater to the needs of the farmers and result in good crops and enhanced income for them,” said Patnaik.

The Chief Minister directed officials concerned to ensure that all developmental works are completed in time. Welfare programmes for farmers and weavers in the district should be implemented efficiently and every beneficiary should avail them, added the CM.

On Monday, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced Rs 1,250 crore worth underground pipeline-based irrigation system namely Bijepur Lift canal System. This project will irrigate a gross command area of about 32,000 hectares, including 25,600 hectares in Kharif and 7,000 hectares in Rabi season, said the Chief Minister.

The by-poll is necessitated after three-time Congress MLA from the constituency Subal Sahu died of cancer on August 22.

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