Odisha: 106 Mechanical Junior Engineers join Water Resources Dept 


Bhubaneawar, August 2: As many as 106 Junior Engineers (Mechanical), recruited through the State Staff Selection Commission, joined the Water Resources Department on Tuesday.

Welcoming the new engineers on virtual platform, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik asked to get themselves acquainted with new technologies.

“Being technocrats, I expect all of you to be in sync with changing and new technologies that can bring efficiency and transparency to your work. That will help achieve the mandate of our 5T initiative of the State,” said Patnaik.

He said that the Water Resources Department has taken up construction of 30 In-stream Storage Structures and 16 more are in the pipeline located across different rivers.

“These structures will not only help in conserving surface water for different purposes including rural water supply, but also enhance the ground water level,” he added.

Maintaining that Odisha is primarily an agrarian State, he stated that this department has a major responsibility of providing irrigation facilities to the farmers.

Apart from this, he added, it is also responsible to protect the life and property of people from natural calamities like floods with scientific management of reservoir waters.

“We have more than 2,500 dams and construction of some more dams like Lower Suktel, Deo, Kanpur and Ghatkeswar are in progress,” he said further.

Water Resources Minister Tukuni Sahu, Chief Secretary Suresh Mohapatra and ACS (Water Resources) Anu Garg advised the engineers to work with commitment and transparency.

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