Bhubaneswar: Odisha Lift Irrigation Corporation (OLIC) has bagged “Water Digest Water Awards 2022-23” for “Best Community Lift Irrigation Project ” for the year towards outstanding efforts made within the water sector. OLiC managing director Sudhansu Mohan Samal received the award from the union minister, Jal Shakti, Gajendra Singh Sekhawat at New Delhi on Thursday.
Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik congratulated the OLIC for the Award. Water resources minister Tukuni Sahu has also expressed her great pleasure for this achievement of OLIC.
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 social impacts.
This year OLIC is celebrating Golden Jubilee on completion of 50 years of its foundation. In this golden Jubilee year, OLIC received such a National Award for 2nd consecutive year.
The Team OLIC celebrated this honour and promised to render the consistent effort to provide assured irrigation facility for betterment of farmers in the State. Development commissioner- cum – additional chief secretary, DoWR Anu Garg, OLIC chairman Amaresh Patri, MD Sudhansu Mohan Samal expressed their hope that consistent effort of OILC will achieve more success also in other category of LI Projects in future days.