The progress of the construction of the left bank canal, four branch canals and distribution canals were reviewed at a high level meeting by Chief Secretary Suresh Chandra Mahapatra.
With deficit rainfall and inadequate irrigation coverage, farmers of Nabarangpur district are staring at a drought-like situation, dreading a poor kharif crop.
Struggling to eke out a living due to the pandemic, farmers and migrant returnees of Ganjam believe the frog dance ritual, also called ‘Bengei Nacha’, would open up the skies.
The multi-purpose project was hanging fire due to factors like delay in land acquisition and irregular allocation of funds by the State government.
The Odisha government has reportedly been neglecting the state of affairs in the bordering villages, which AP is capitalising on.