Rs 80 crore scheme approved for irrigation in Kukshi and Manawar

Water to be released in canals in the 4th phase of Omkareshwar Project: Minister Shri Baghel

Bhopal, June 16, 2019 (Ataullah Faizan): Reviewing the Omkareshwar Project in Indore today, Narmada Valley Development Minister Shri Surendra Singh Baghel informed that Kukshi and Manawar Assembly constituency will not have to face any problem now for water for irrigation. Rs 80 crore scheme has been approved for these regions. The water will be released soon in the canals in the fourth phase.
Minister Shri Baghel informed that in the 4th phase of the project, the problem of water shortage in the canals has been resolved. Now the remaining nearly 4 thousand hectare area of this phase will soon start receiving water for irrigation. For this the proposal of additional irrigation has been prepared.
Minister Shri Baghel said that intensive efforts have been made to make adequate water available for irrigation for farmers. In the 4th phase, action will be taken against officers and contractors responsible for water crisis in some areas. He said that new tenders will be invited if need arises and the remaining construction and maintenance work of canals will be completed.