Odisha Lift Irrigation Corporation bags “Water Digest Water Awards 2022-23”

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Award for best Community Lift Irrigation Project of the year

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Lift Irrigation Corporation, Department of Water Resources, Odisha bags “Water Digest Water Awards 2022-23” for “Best Community Lift Irrigation Project for the year towards outstanding efforts made within the water sector. Managing Director, OLIC- cum-Additional Secretary, Department of Water Resources, Government of Odisha Sri Sudhansu Mohan Samal received this award from the Hon’ble Union Minister, Jal Shakti, Sri Gajendra Singh Sekhawat on 16th March 2023 in a ceremony held at New Delhi.

        Hon’ble Chief Minister Shri Naveen Patnaik has congratulated the Water Resources Department, Odisha on receiving this award. Hon’ble Minister, DoWR, Commerce & Transport Smt.TukuniSahu has also expressed her great pleasure for this achievement of DoWR as well as OLIC. 

        The contribution of Community Lift Irrigation Projects in the State has been empowering to diversify into other crops and upliftment of communities, on-ground tangible changes and cost effectiveness, ease of implementation, highly social impacts.

        This year OLIC is celebrating Golden Jubilee on completion of 50 years of its foundation. In this golden Jubilee year, OLIC received such a National Award for 2nd consecutive year.         

The entire team of OLIC celebrated this honour and promised to render the consistent effort to provide assured irrigation facility for betterment of farmers in the State. Development Commissioner Cum Additional Chief Secretary, DoWR Smt. AnuGarg, OLIC Chairman Sri AmareshPatri, MD, OLIC Sri Sudhansu Mohan Samal expressed that the consistent effort of OILC will achieve more success also in other category different LI Projects  in  future days.

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