The state government of Odisha has launched a New Irrigation scheme in the state. This new scheme is called Nabakrushna Choudhury Secha Unnayan Yojana. The objective of the scheme is to provide strengthen the irrigation distribution system across the state by reviving of canal systems. Under the Nabakrushna Choudhury Secha Unnayan Yojana, the state government will provide 55,000 hectares of land for the irrigation facilities.
This scheme was approved on the birth anniversary of freedom fighter, socialist and former CM Nabakrushna Choudhury, 23 November 2017. This scheme is implemented in Nabarangpur and Malkangiri districts. It was launched in the year 2017 with an initial amount of Rs. 635 crore for the duration of three years. Then 90 crore was allocated in the Odisha Budget 2020-21 and now Rs. 77 crore has been allocated in Odisha Budget 2021-22.
As per the released notification, many major medium and minor irrigation projects were quite old in the state. These old projects are not working properly that’s why the state government has decided to launch new irrigation scheme. This new scheme will focus on renovation and modernization of canals to raise the potential and utilization. The state government will establish 15 new Mega Lift Irrigation projects.
Nabakrushna Choudhury Secha Unnayan Yojana 2021 – Complete Details
Here are the complete details of the Nabakrushna Choudhury Secha Unnayan Yojana 2021.
Allocation for Irrigation in Odisha Budget 2021-22
To raise irrigation activities, the state govt. of Odisha has announced the following measures in its Budget 2021-22.
- An outlay of ₹2,258 crore for incomplete AIBP Projects implemented through Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY)
- ₹795 crore for construction of In‐stream Storage Structures (ISS) in all major rivers of the State
- ₹454 crore proposed under state funded Water Sector Infrastructure Development Programme (WSIDP) for on-going and new projects
- An outlay of ₹710 crore for flood control and drainage work
- ₹860 crore for Parbati Giri Mega Lift Irrigation Scheme
- ₹180 crore under RIDF for Jalanidhi scheme to create additional irrigation potential
- A sum of ₹389 crore proposed for completion of 21,000 Deep Bore Wells
- ₹400 crore under Biju Krushak Vikas Yojana for installation of 1500 community lift irrigation projects
- ₹164 crore allocated for revival of 1000 defunct lift irrigation points
- ₹101 crore is being proposed under Canal Lining and System Rehabilitation Programme (CLSRP)
- ₹77 crore proposed under Nabakrushna Choudhury Secha Unnayana Yojana
Nabakrushna Choudhury Secha Unnayan Yojana 2017 Launch
The language of writing is as per 2017 year: The state government has informed that they will set up 14 major and medium irrigation project as well as 284 minor irrigation project on 46,296 hectares land under the scheme. In addition, Odisha government will also reserve 8,719 hectares of land by extending the scope of six major and medium irrigation projects of the canal for creating the new ayacut.
As per the data, around 30 percent of the irrigation projects which were created earlier, their potential not being utilized due to deterioration of distribution system and siltation of reservoirs. This scheme will help in revival of old projects and implemented in the all the districts of the state.
Moreover, the government has given its approval to complete the work of tendering process. This tender process will be started by water resources department. The state government will receive at least Rs. 6,000 crore from the tenders process. This amount will be to the optimal utilization of the budgetary provision.
The state government want to use this amount in the current financial year. Therefore, the government has decided to start the tender process as soon as possible because the tendering process takes at least six month time to start from the invitation of tender to awarding of works.
Source / Reference Link: https://finance.odisha.gov.in/sites/default/files/2021-02/Budget%20highlights%202021-22-Eng.pdf