55 thousand hectares in 650 villages to get benefit
Bhopal, February 16, 2016 (Ataullah Faizan): Public Relations, Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Mr. Rajendra Shukla has informed that Naigarhi micro irrigation project is going to started to provide irrigation facility to farmers in deprived regions of Rewa district. He said that the project will cost Rs. 752 crore. It would benefit farmers of 650 villages in 55 thousand hectares. Mr. Shukla was undertaking review at a meeting at Rewa today. Mr. Shukla said that the project would be based on high-tech irrigation system and water will be supplied to farmers’ fields through pressure pipes. Along with increase in irrigation facilities, area under irrigation is also expanding in the district.
He said that target has been set to supply irrigation water through this project to the places in the district where water from Bansagar dam could not reach. Through this, farmers of 650 villages in the elevated places like Gurh, Katra, Gangev, Devtalab, Ramnai, Jarha, Hinauti, Manikwar and Rampur will get benefit of irrigation. Completion of Naigarhi micro irrigation project after Bansagar, Bahuti canal system, Teonthar surface flow and Teonthar and Gurh lift irrigation projects will bring 5 lakh 88 thousand hectares under irrigation.
Completion of the project will further accelerate pace of development in the area. There would be bumper food grains production and farmers will be economically empowered. The Minister sought information about the project. The meeting was informed that project is under process of sanction. It would be finalized and implemented soon.