CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan to perform Bhoomi poojan of 9 schemes costing Rs. 7 thousand crores under Narmada Valley

03 Sep 2018

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan will perform bhoomi poojan of 9 Micro Lift Irrigation schemes worth Rs. 7 thousand 35 crores 38 lakh under the Narmada Valley Development from September 5 to 7. A total of 2 lakh 50 thousand 781-hectare area, currently deprived of irrigation through canals will come under the Micro Lift Irrigation system to be constructed at low cost and in short time as compared to other irrigation systems.

The Narmada Valley Development Authority has developed a new and useful alternative in the form of Micro Lift Irrigation in place of the traditional system of construction of dams, reservoirs and canals for expansion of irrigation facility. Under this, water will be supplied by lifting it from the existing dams, reservoirs, canals and incessant Narmada river to those regions where irrigation is not possible through canals. The entire water distribution system is based on pipelines under these innovative schemes. Farmers will get 20-meter pressurized water at every 2.50-hectare area. This facility would help farmers use micro-irrigation i.e. drip or sprinkler system to irrigate their land.

CM Chouhan will perform Bhoomi poojan of Bhikangaon Binjalwada scheme of 50 thousand 164-hectare irrigation capacity worth Rs. 745 crores at Bhikangaon (Khargone district) on September 5. Similarly, Bhoomi poojan of 5 combined expansion schemes Killod, Kodwar, Bhurlay, Pama khedi and Punasa of 17 thousand 195-hectare irrigation capacity costing Rs. 282.95 crore at Punasa and Jawar Micro Lift Irrigation scheme of 26000-hectare irrigation capacity worth Rs. 466.91 at Jawar (Khandwa district) will be performed by the Chief Minister on September 6. Furthermore, on September 7, the Chief Minister will perform Bhoomi poojan at Petlawad (Jhabua district) for Narmada, Jhabua, Petlawad, Thandla and Sardarpur Micro lift irrigation scheme of 57 thousand 422-hectare irrigation capacity costing Rs. 2050.70 crore.

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan will perform Bhoomi poojan of significant Narmada-Kalisindh link scheme of Narmada –Malwa campaign at Sonkachh. A total of One lakh-hectare area of Dewas, Sonkachh, Hatpipaliya, Shujalpur and Ashta tahsils of Sehore, Dewas and Shajapur district will be benefitted from the Narmada –Kalisindh first phase scheme. A cost of Rs. 3489.82 crore is estimated for the construction of this scheme.