Odisha Govt Gives a Nod to Rs 344 Cr In-Stream Storage Structure Over Mahanadi & Paika

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has approved the tender for the construction of an In-stream storage structure across river Mahanadi at Choudhury Gada in Jagatsinghpur district and across river Paika at Tikhiri in Kendrapara district.

The execution amount for it is Rs 344,67,00,000 only (without GST) and the Operation & Maintenance cost for five years amounting to Rs.3,42,00,000 only (without GST) on EPC mode of Contract. The work is expected to be completed in 36 months.

According to officials, this storage structure will enhance the water availability and will fulfil the drinking & domestic requirement of the people of 89 villages of Kujanga block, Paradip Municipality of Jagatsingpur district and Marshaghai, Mahakalapada block of Kendrapara district.

This structure will also be used for the fishery, livestock farming, irrigation and replenishing the groundwater level. The project will help in maintaining the ecological balance of the region and will improve the socio-economic condition of the locality.

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