Madhya Pradesh is realising dreams of Atal Ji: Lok Sabha Speaker Smt. Mahajan

27 Sep 2018
Madhya Pradesh is realising dreams of Atal Ji: Lok Sabha Speaker Smt. Mahajan

Lok Sabha Speaker Smt. Sumitra Mahajan and Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan dedicated the first phase of the Narmada-Malwa-Gambhir Link Project of Malwa region at Depalpur of Indore district today. The project will create an irrigation command area of 50 thousand 775 hectares in Indore and Ujjain district.

Lok Sabha Speaker Smt. Mahajan while addressing the Krishak Samvad programme organized on the dedication function said that the dreams of the Former Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee are being realised by state government in Madhya Pradesh. The river linking campaign is a part of the Atal Ji’s dreams. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has taken steps forward for the prosperity of the state by realizing the dreams of Atal Ji.

CM Chouhan mentioned that Madhya Pradesh will be made poverty free state. The Mukhya Mantri Jan-Kalyan (Sambal) Yojana is being implemented at a war footing to realise this goal. This scheme will bring prosperity in the lives of poor families of all sections of the society without any discrimination. He informed that work on Narmada-Parvati and Narmada-Kalisindh project is being started now for the prosperity of Malwa region. He further informed farmers that soybean will not be sold less than Rs. 3400 per quintal in Madhya Pradesh.

Narmada-Malwa-Gambhir Link Project

The Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan fulfilled the resolution taken by him in 2012 to bring Narmada water to the basin of Kshipra, Gambhir, Kalisindh and Parvati of Malwa to ensure the permanent solution to resolve a serious water crisis of Malwa region. This resolution is being implemented in the form of Narmada Malwa Link grand campaign. The Narmada-Malwa- Gambhir Link is the second important scheme after the Narmada- Kshipra Simhastha Link Scheme. To achieve the subsequent goals of the Narmada-Malwa Link campaign, works on Narmada-Parvati and Narmada-Kalisindh are also being started.

The command area of 50 thousand 775 hectare in Indore and Ujjain district is created by the Narmada-Malwa Gambhir Link project. The project will also facilitate potable water and water for industries of the region. A total of 15 cumec (15 cubic meter per second) Narmada water will be lifted from the main canal situated at the right bank of the Omkareshwar reservoir. Water will be lifted from the 9.775 km of the main canal by approximately 68.142 km-long pipeline of 3-meter diameter up to the 427-meter height.

Pipelines at both the banks of Gambhir river have been laid for the distribution of irrigation water. The length of the right bank pipeline is approximately 70.105 kms, whereas the length of left bank pipeline is 57.05 kms approx. The project costing Rs. 2187 crores will provide irrigation facility on 50 thousand 775 hectares of 164 villages of 7 tahsils of Indore and Ujjain district.