Odisha Govt Announces Homestead Land For 2000 Displaced Families Of Jharsuguda

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Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday announced that the state government will provide homestead land to over 2,000 families of Jharsuguda who had been displaced for the Hirakud Dam project.

Patnaik made the announcement on the occasion of the distribution of the BSKY smart health cards programme held virtually in Jharsuguda district. Around 1.15 lakh people in the district will benefit from the health care scheme.

“The Odisha government will provide homestead land to nearly, 2000 families displayed for the Hirakud project. The decision will resolve the long standing issue of these families,” said Patnaik in a video message.

The CM also launched projects worth Rs 297 crore in district, including the inauguration of projects worth Rs 144 crore and laying of foundation stone of projects worth Rs 153 crore. Two water treatment plants for Jharsuguda and Brajrajnagar were also inaugurated.

Implementation of drinking water project worth Rs 618 crore will provide safe drinking water to all the villages and towns in Jharsuguda district. Piped water would be provided to 1.22 lakh families in the district by June 2022, said Patnaik.

Construction of a 100-bedded heartcare hospital in Jharsuguda at an expenditure of Rs 102 crore is nearing completion and it will provide better treatment to the people, the Chief Minister said.

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