The projects relate to sectors such as oil and gas, railways, road, transport & highways and atomic energy.
In the biggest Covid spike in the last five months, Odisha recorded 804 cases on Thursday, pushing the tally to 12,96,132 while 71 in the 0-18 year age group are among the new infectees, the health department said.
The latest rise in infection is the biggest spike in the last five months. On February 17, there were 886 infections.
The test positivity rate jumped to 4.18 percent from 4.03 percent as the cases were detected out of 19,218 samples.
The Covid-19 toll remained at 9,127 as there were no more deaths. Fifty-three more Covid patients had died due to comorbidities so far, it said. The active Covid-19 cases climbed to 4,263, of which more than 40 cases are in the Khurda district.
As many as 420 more people recuperated from the virus, taking the total number of recoveries to 12,82,690, it added.
Khurda district of which the capital Bhubaneswar is a part reported the highest number of 307 infections, followed by 119 in Cuttack and 80 in Sundargarh district.
The State’s share is 3.01% of the country’s confirmed virus caseload while the active cases are 26.85% of India’s total active cases. The number of cured patients accounts for 3.02% of the country’s total recovery. Odisha has so far reported 1.75% of the country’s Coronavirus deaths.
The new positive cases were reported from 26 districts while the remaining 4 districts did not log any positive cases in the last 24 hours.