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Odisha wins CBIP Award for irrigation management

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Bhubaneswar: The Central Board of Irrigation & Power (CBIP) has awarded the Water Resources Department of the Odisha Government with the CBIP Award-2019 for ‘Effective Participatory Irrigation Management’.

The award has recognised the state government’s irrigation management achieved by minimizing the gap between potential created and potential utilized by managing Rational Irrigation through Pani Panchayat to the tail end farmers, through training and multi-disciplinary support to all stakeholders for improving capacity building through ADB, World Bank, JICA, RKVY and other Central and State assisted projects.

Odisha’s strive to boost agriculture through effective participatory irrigation management has now received national recognition – CBIP Award 2019. Increased utilization of irrigation potential is a major fillip to farming & socio-economic growth of farmers,” the Chief Minister’s Office tweeted.

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