Berhampur, Dec 23 (LocalWire): Ganjam district planning committee has unanimously adopted a resolution for formation of Rushikulya Development Authority (RDA) for sustainable water management of the river.
The resolution will be send to the state government urging to accept the proposal, said a member of the planning committee on Sunday.
“We hope the government will accept our proposal and form the development authority for the river Rushikulya,” said chairman of the planning committee and Berhampur MLA Ramesh Chandra Chaupatnaik.
Former minister and Gopalpur MLA Pradeep Panigrahy had tabled a resolution for formation of RDA at the district planning committee meeting held recently.
The resolution was adopted unanimously.
Panigrahy said Rushikulya is the lifeline of Ganjam and its water needs to be utilised in proper manner for drinking, irrigation, industrial and other uses as needed.
It could be possible when an authority will be formed, he added.
Proper management of the water of the river Rushikulya and its tributaries can be helpful during natural calamities, prone to the district, said district collector Vijay Amrut Kulange.
The 165-km long river Rushikulya, originates at an elevation of about 1000-meter from Daringibadi hill (Rushimala) of the Eastern Ghat in Kandhamal district. It meets the Bay of Bengal at Purunabandh in Ganja district.