257 New Civil Junior Engineers Joins Water Resources Department of Odisha

by Dikhyaa Mohanty

As many as 257 Civil Junior Engineers joined the Odisha Water Resources Department including 87 women engineers here in Odisha this evening.

According to reports, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik congratulated the new engineers asked them to work with passion towards the job, with honesty and sensitivity towards the people of the State. He wished them a bright future.

The CM further added that, apart from providing irrigation facilities to the farmers, the Water Resources Department is also responsible for flood management to protect the life and property of our people. He added that the state has more than two thousand five hundred dams and work for some major dams like Lower Suktel, Kanpur and Ghatkeswar is in progress.

The CM has also added that the Water Resources Department is also constructing  30 Instream Storage Structures and 16 more are in the pipeline located across different rivers of the State with a budget outlay of about Rs. 12 thousand crores. These structures will provide double benefit with the conservation of surface water and increase in the groundwater table, he added.

Besides, Junior Engineers have a greater role in the on-site supervision of new projects as well as operation and maintenance of completed projects and ensuring designed irrigation to agricultural land.

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