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Odisha Cabinet approves Green belt along River Banks

ONI Bureau:  The State Cabinet on Friday decided for a green belt along the banks of major rivers to rejuvenate the rivers.

Odisha Government will create green plantation in Mahanadi, Brahmani, Baitarini and Rusikulya rivers within one km width from the river bank along both sides of rivers. The leftover area of Mahanadi, Tel and lb rivers will also be taken up during 2019-20, Chief Secretary Aditya Padhi informed.

Reportedly, Rs 415 crore will be spent for plantation and Rs 33 crore for non-plantation activities.


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