“Farmers will no longer need to run to the office to quit farming due to irrigation problems,” the Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said while launching the online irrigation solutions.
Four online services of the Department of Water Resources were launched here through virtual mode by Chief Minister Mr.Patnaik.
Secretary to Chief Minister VK Pandian coordinated the entire proceedings.
CM said five popular programs of the State Government are directly linked to the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Monday said that farmers are the biggest beneficiaries of the Water Resources Department and the State Government is committed to redress their grievances on time.
With the launching of these services farmers can report problems regarding water directly to the Department of Water Resources through photos and videos of mobile phones, he said.
In addition to the “irrigation solution”, the Biju Krishak Yojana has four online services for the group irrigation project, the water allocation application process for industries, and the application portal for businesses and other organizations, he added.
Mr.Patnaik said the online service will be of great help to the immediate resolution of farmers’ grievances and will help the department to provide more responsible and transparent services through the use of technical know-how.
“Timely steps could be taken to approve the application process of the Biju Krushak Yojana,” Mr.Patnaik said.
He also hoped that online services provided to industries, commerce and business establishments would also be particularly useful for them and that it would be helpful in meeting the target of providing government services to the people near their homes.
Mr.Patnaik directed the Department of Water Resources to expedite the preparation of one of the five digital muster rolls.
Inaugurating the event, Minister for Water Resources and Public Relations Raghunandan Das said that the Department of Water Resources would implement the Chief Minister’s five objectives through Digital Technology to make the administration more efficient and accountable and provide better services to the farmers.
Principal Secretary, Water Resources Anu Garg delivered the welcome address and thanked the Chief Engineer of the DoWR.
The function was attended among others by the Chief Secretary, Asit Tripathy, Development Commissioner, Suresh Chandra Mohapatra, Agriculture Production Commissioner, Raj Kumar Sharma.
Notably, the online complaint management system irrigation solution is a bilingual mobile app.
The farmer henceforth will not be required to come to the office of the Water Resources Department and send his complaint photos or videos via mobile phone.
He will be informed about the status of the complaint via SMS and urgent steps can be taken to resolve the issue.
Similarly, through the online application process for the group irrigation project under the Biju Krishak Vikas Yojana, farmers can apply from their mobile phones, computers or public service centers without coming to government.
Similarly, the Go Swift portal has been developed by the Department of Water Resources to allocate water to the industrial sector.
The online portal water allocationod.nic.in has also been developed by the Department of Water Resources for water applications for commercial and other organizations.
Through this portal, the department can inform the applicants about the allocation of water, the reduction in quantity etc.