Nuapada, 10/3 (AO Bureau): Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday visited the Nuapada district and inaugurated the much-awaited Lower Indra project. The people of the district have been waiting for 20 years for the Lower Indra project worth Rs 1925.63 crore, which has gone through a lot of controversy and hopes.
This is the Chief Minister’s third visit to western Odisha after the Covid cut. During the visit, the Chief Minister inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of various projects worth Rs 4,000 crore in the district.
According to information received from the administration, the Chief Minister left Naveen Niwas at 9.30 am on Wednesday and reached Nuapada Gautama Air Strip from Biju Patnaik International Airport by plane. From there, the Tikhali Lower Indra Water Project reached the site by helicopter and inaugurated the project. The foundation stone was laid on May 7, 2000. The king of Khadial then arrived at the ET High School grounds and attended a public meeting there.