Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday announced that his government will provide homestead land to 2000 families displaced due to the construction of the Hirakud dam in the 1960s.
The Chief Minister made this announcement while launching smart health cards for beneficiaries of the Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY) in Jharsuguda district through video conference from Bhubaneswar.
With this announcement, the long standing demand of nearly 2000 families of Jharsuguda district displaced due to the Hirakud dam project will be fulfilled.
The smart health card launched for Jharsuguda will benefit 1.15 lakh people in the district. So far, 12 out of 30 districts in the state have participated in the smart health card programme.
On Monday, Patnaik also inaugurated various projects worth Rs 144 crore and laid the foundation stone for projects worth Rs 153 crore.