Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik dedicates 7 power projects worth Rs 450 crore

May 22, 2022

Bhubaneswar (Odisha), May 22 (ANI): Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on May 21 virtually inaugurated 6 high-power grid substations in Rayagada, Nabarangpur, Kalahandi, Sambalpur, Kendujhar, and Khordha districts and a 220 KV double circuit transmission line in Balangir-Kesinga, at an investment of Rs 450 crores. The Chief Minister said that electricity is the lifeline of development. Patnaik said that the new system would benefit farmers, students and women in Kalahandi, Rayagada, Nabarangpur, Kendujhar, Sambalpur and Khordha districts. He said small-scale industries and irrigation projects would also benefit. The Chief Minister said that the state government had launched the Odisha Distribution System Strengthening Project at an estimated cost of Rs 3,800 crore to provide quality electricity to the people. Under this project as of now, 430 33/11KV substations have been operationalized.