The State Environment Impact Assessment Authority, Orissa, has given environmental clearance to three projects in the state. The approval follows the recommendations of the State Environmental Appraisal Committee to this effect.
The cleared projects are Tusula minor irrigation project in Deogarh district, Turpi minor irrigation project in Kalahandi district and the building and construction project of the Central Government Welfare Housing Organisation.
Tusula project is an ongoing diversion near village Tusula in Barkote block of Deogarh district. It has been designed to provide irrigation facilities to 162 ha of Khariff and 20 ha of Rabi ayacut.
Similarly, Turpi project is a reservoir project which is likely to come up across Khalanalla River in Bhawanipatna block of Kalahandi district.