Odisha, Jharkhand hold 11th Executive Committee meeting on ‘Galudih’ joint project


Bhubaneswar, April 25: The 11th Executive Committee Meeting on Galudih Joint Project was held on Monday to discuss issues pertaining to Subarnarekha Multipurpose Project.

Additional Chief Secretary, (State Water Resources Department) Anu Garg, Jharkhand Water Resources Department Secretary Prashant Kumar led the delegations of Government of Odisha and Jharkhand, respectively.

The programme and progress of the Galudih Joint Works was reviewed based on the Tripartite agreement on Subarnarekha Multipurpose Project.

Some of the issues on which discussions took place includes: the Government of Jharkhand was requested for impounding of water level up to FRL i.e, RL192.00m of Chandil Dam for Odisha to get its share of water during Rabi season. It will further asset in moderating Floods in Subarnarekha River and benefit flood prone area in Balasore District.

The Government of Jharkhand was also requested for Resumption of construction activities of ‘Icha’ Dam so that both Rabi & Khariff irrigation in command of Subarnarekha Irrigation Project can be stabilised.

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