Kalahandi district collector Anjan Kumar Manik said the district is on the road of green revolution and after completion of the lift irrigation canal of major projects like Indravati and Ret more areas
will be irrigated. Kalahandi is the lead district in paddy, cotton and pulses production, he said while felicitating 12 farmers including three women farmers for quality production of paddy and other crops.

The felicitation was done as part of the Kalahandi Utsav “ Ghumura” celebrations here yesterday. The festival which entered its second day drew huge crowds at the Lalbahadur Sastri stadium to witness cultural programmes and the exhibition stalls that have been set up.The stadium reverberated with folk dances and music from different parts of the country.

A Kabi samilani was where 80 poets from different parts of the district took part . A collection of these poems “ Nisan” and short story collection “ Penthae Ashoka Kalika” by short story writer Debahuti was released. A Fine Art exhibition,added to the attraction.

The main attraction of the ongoing festival , apart from the cultural programmes, is the elaborately arranged Krusi exhibition, Crafts mela and the  products of Self Help groups.