Bhopal : September, 2018 : The Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan performed bhoomi poojan of Narmada-Kshipra Multipurpose Lift Irrigation Project at Tarana of Ujjain district today. The estimated cost of the project is Rs. 2215 crore 64 lakh. A target of 42 months has been set to complete the project. A total of 15 cumec (15 cubic meter per second) Narmada water will be lifted from the Omkareshwar reservoir. Water will be made available for irrigation through 5 pumping stations by lifting 497 meter water from the first pumping station. Minister for Energy Paras Jain, Chairman of Khadi Gramodyog Board Suresh Arya, MLAs Anil Phirojia, Arun Bhimawat and Shyam Basnal were present on the occasion.
CM Chouhan performs bhoomi poojanof Narmada-Kshipra Multipurpose Irrigation Project costing Rs. 2215.64 crore
The CM Chouhan said that Narmada water has been brought to improve the falling ground water level of Malwa. Efforts are being made to supply water to the agriculture fields of farmers by linking Narmada-Gambhir, Kalisindh and Parvati river under the Narmada-Kshipra Multipurpose Lift Irrigation Project.
Each individual of state will have annual income Rs. One lakh in future
Moreover, Chouhan stated that efforts will be made to ensure a minimum annual income of Rs. One lakh for every poor of the state besides efforts for pucca house, respect towards women, development of villages and to make them self-reliant in future. The state will have 3 express high ways. Chouhan informed that the electricity bills worth Rs. 200 crore have been waived off under the Sambal Yojana. The 2.5 crore population of the state is being covered under the scheme.
Furthermore Chouhan performed bhoomi poojan of 5 high standard bridges costing Rs. 52 crore 22 lakh, Dogra Gurjar pond worth Rs. 4 crore 16 lakh, Tarana-Makdon-Dupada Road costing Rs. 26 crore 40 lakh in Tarana and Ghattiya Assembly Constituency area. Chouhan dedicated Nal-Jal Yojana constructed at a cost of Rs. 46 lakh and 48 lakh at Mangliya and Lusudiya village respectively along with the police station building and traffic police station at Ghatiya. He also performed bhoomi poojan of 49.55 k.m. long road worth Rs. 36 crore 56 lakh in Tarana Assembly Constituency area.
Narmada-Kshipra Multipurpose Micro Irrigation Project
It is to be highlighted that Narmada-Kshipra Multipurpose Micro Irrigation Project is a significant phase of the Narmada-Malwa Link Campaign. Under this, projects have been prepared to lift and supply Narmada water upto the basin of Kshipra, Gambhir and Kalisindh rivers of Malwa. After completion of the project, a total of 30 thousand hectare irrigation command area will come up in Ujjain and Shajapur district. As many as 55 villages of Tarana area and 7 villages of Ghattiya area of Ujjain district will be benefitted by irrigation facility. This will also facilitate potable water to Tarana, Jhangra, Ghattiya and Guradiagurjar villages along with water to the industries of Ujjain and Nagda area.