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Will make effective efforts to supply water to every inch of farmers’ land

15 Jul 2020
Will make effective efforts to supply water to every inch of farmers’ land

The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi is a Visionary Leader and Man of Ideas. He has converted Covid challenge into an opportunity and has taken a resolution for New Atma-Nirbhar Bharat. To cherish this resolution, we will make Atma-Nirbhar Madhya Pradesh. There is a need for maximum development in farming, farmers and villages in this regard. Special works have been undertaken in Madhya Pradesh for expansion in the irrigation capacities. In previous years, we have expanded our irrigation capacities from 7.5 lakh hectare to 42 lakh hectare and NABARD has contributed significantly in achieving this objective. In the coming times, we will make effective efforts to supply water to every inch of farmers’ land.

The Chief Minister Shri Chouhan mentioned that it is a matter of joy that approval has been given

today by the NABARD for ‘Lift Irrigation’ project costing Rs. 1425 crore of Madhya Pradesh. In addition, it has also sanctioned loan of Rs. 4 thousand crore for other projects. For this, ‘I express my gratitude to the entire team of NABARD’, he added.

The Chief Minister Shri Chouhan was addressing the Women Self-Help Groups, representatives of Farmer Producer Organisations and Progressive Farmers of various districts on the occasion of the 39th Foundation Day of NABARD through video conferencing at Mantralaya today. The Minister for Farmer Welfare and Agriculture Development Shri Kamal Patel, Minister for Cooperatives, Public Service Management Shri Arvind Singh Bhadoriya, General Manager NABARD Dr. D.S. Chouhan, Chief Secretary Shri Iqbal Singh Bains, Additional Chief Secretary Shri Manoj Shrivastava, Additional Chief Secretary Shri Manoj Govil and other were present on the occasion.