BHUBANESWAR: The state government has set a target to sink 25,000 bore-wells by June this year. Besides, there are plans to construct 30,000 check dams in the next five years. These decisions were taken at a meeting chaired by chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday.
The government has so far drilled 13,000 bore-wells, while 4,500 have been provided with power connection. Naveen directed the officials to supply electricity to the remaining bore-wells. And at places where there is no electricity facility, the bore-wells should be connected to solar panels, the chief minister said.