Madhya Pradesh govt approves Narmada-Malwa-Gambhir link project
Project aims to provide irrigation facility in 158 villages covering 50,000 hectares of area in Indore and Ujjain districts
Bhopal: After successfully connecting the Kshipra river with Narmada, the Madhya Pradesh government has approved the Narmada-Malwa-Gambhir river link project with an estimated cost of Rs.2,143 crore.
The project was approved during a meeting of Narmada Control Board chaired by chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Tuesday, an official release said. The board sanctioned Rs.2,143 crore for the Narmada-Malwa-Gambhir river link project which will provide irrigation facility in 158 villages covering 50,000 hectares of area in Indore and Ujjain districts, the release said.
Indore’s Yashwant Sagar lake can also be filled up whenever needed through this project. The project will not need any resettlement and rehabilitation, it said. Chouhan said that linking rivers of Malwa region with Narmada is the best option for supply of water in the area.
He also said that he met the Prime Minister and urged him to declare Narmada-Malwa link project as a national project. The chief minister said Narmada-Malwa river link project is also important for utilising Madhya Pradesh’s share in Narmada water before 2024. Through these projects, water will be available for irrigation, industries and drinking in Malwa region.
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