Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Lift Irrigation Corporation (OLIC), Department of Water Resources, Odisha, bags 15th Water Digest Water Award for Best Community Lift Irrigation Project for the year 2021-22 towards outstanding efforts made within the water sector. Managing director, OLIC Archana Pattnaik received this award from the union Jal Shakti minister, Gajendra Singh Sekhawat, recently at a ceremony held in New Delhi.

The contribution of Community Lift Irrigation Projects in the State has been empowering to diversify into other crops and upliftment of communities, on-ground tangible changes and cost-effectiveness, ease of implementation, highly soicial impact.

This year OLIC is going to celebrate Golden Jubilee on completion of 50 years of its foundation. In this golden Jubilee year, first time in the history of Odisha OLIC received such a National Award.

The entire team of OLIC including officers and staff in presence of additional chief secretary, DoWR Anu Garg, OLIC chairman Amaresh Patri, MD, OLIC Pattnaik celebrated this honour . ACS, DoWR Garg expressed that the consistent effort of OILC will achieve more success in future days.