CM Naveen Patnaik Unveils Two Irrigation Projects, Courts Tribals – The New Indian Express

By Express press service

BARIPADA: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday inaugurated the Subarnarekha and Deo irrigation projects in Mayurbhanj, the home district of President Draupadi Murmu. CM’s visit to Mayurbhanj is seen as the ruling BJD’s strategy to counter BJP’s attempts to curb Murmu’s election to the country’s highest constitutional post. Scheduled Tribes (ST) make up 53% of the district’s population.

Addressing a function in Rasagobindpur from where he launched the two irrigation projects, Naveen said that the social welfare schemes launched by the state government for TS have started to bear fruit thanks to a good coordination. Government tribal education and employment programs have been successful.

“The children of the tribes have managed to make a name for themselves thanks to their talent. The state government’s 5T initiative has enabled students in the district to enjoy a world-class education in their village schools. This change came not only for the students, but also for the district and the state,” he said.

The CM further said that the schools have been transformed under the 5T initiative and the facilities of smart classrooms, library, laboratory, computer education and playground are utilized. even by students from remote villages.

Praising the art and culture of Mayurbhanj district, Naveen paid rich tributes to Pandit Raghunath Murmu, the writer and educator who developed the Ol Chiki script for the Santhali language. Describing Draupadi Murmu as the daughter of the soil, the CM said she has further enriched the rich cultural heritage of Mayurbhanj.

Naveen said the two irrigation projects will greatly benefit the farmers in Mayurbhanj and Balasore. The projects can irrigate about 27,000 hectares of agricultural land in the two districts. The Subarnarekha project, constructed at a cost of Rs 685 crore, can irrigate 17,121 hectares of agricultural land in the two districts. Around 55,000 farmers will benefit. Similarly, the Deo project, which cost 823 crores, can irrigate 9,900 hectares of agricultural land. About two lakh people from 100 villages in Mayurbhanj and Keonjhar districts will benefit. Naveen’s visit to Mayurbhanj, which came after nearly three years, lasted over an hour.

BARIPADA: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday inaugurated the Subarnarekha and Deo irrigation projects in Mayurbhanj, the home district of President Draupadi Murmu. CM’s visit to Mayurbhanj is seen as the ruling BJD’s strategy to counter BJP’s attempts to curb Murmu’s election to the country’s highest constitutional post. Scheduled Tribes (ST) make up 53% of the district’s population. Addressing a function in Rasagobindpur from where he launched the two irrigation projects, Naveen said that the social welfare schemes launched by the state government for TS have started to bear fruit thanks to a good coordination. Government tribal education and employment programs have been successful. “The children of the tribes have managed to make a name for themselves thanks to their talent. The state government’s 5T initiative has enabled students in the district to enjoy a world-class education in their village schools. This change has not only come for the students, but also for the district and the state,” he said. The CM further said that the schools have been transformed under the 5T initiative and the facilities of smart classrooms, library, laboratory, computer education and playground are utilized. even by students from remote villages. Praising the art and culture of Mayurbhanj district, Naveen paid rich tributes to Pandit Raghunath Murmu, the writer and educator who developed the Ol Chiki script for the Santhali language. Describing Draupadi Murmu as the daughter of the soil, the CM said she has further enriched the rich cultural heritage of Mayurbhanj. Naveen said the two irrigation projects will greatly benefit the farmers in Mayurbhanj and Balasore. The projects can irrigate about 27,000 hectares of agricultural land in the two districts. The Subarnarekha project, constructed at a cost of Rs 685 crore, can irrigate 17,121 hectares of agricultural land in the two districts. Around 55,000 farmers will benefit. Similarly, the Deo project, which cost 823 crores, can irrigate 9,900 hectares of agricultural land. About two lakh people from 100 villages in Mayurbhanj and Keonjhar districts will benefit. Naveen’s visit to Mayurbhanj, which came after nearly three years, lasted over an hour.

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