Construction of 1,280 check dams get Odisha Cabinet nod

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Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Government has planned to construct 1,280 check dams across the streams and small rivers throughout the State to provide assured irrigation facilities to the areas where farmers are using traditional irrigation by constructing temporary bandhas across the stream and augment the irrigation potential of water-stressed areas.

The State Cabinet today approved the scheme, “Construction of check dams under Mukhya Mantri Adibandha Tiari Yojana (MATY) ” for a period of three years, i:e from 2022-23 to 2024-25 with an outlay of Rs 811.45 crore for the creation of irrigation potential of 27,600 Ha.

It will also provide drinking water facilities to the villages during the post-monsoon period, and replenish the groundwater level recharge.

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