BHUBANESWAR: The State Government on Monday decided to take measures for ensuing digging of one tank each in all the revenue villages of the State.

This would be done as part of the programmes that had been undertaken to observe 2008 as the year of irrigation.

In villages where no land was available for digging of such ponds, revenue land will be provided for the purpose.

The decisions were taken at a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.