Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath will perform bhoomi-pujan of construction of two important schemes of Narmada Valley. By combining both schemes, one lakh 47 thousand hectare irrigation capacity will be created. Narmada Valley Development Minister Shri Surendra Singh Baghel will be specially present in the programme.
The Chief Minister will perform the bhoomi-pujan of Narmada-Kalisindh Link Lift Irrigation Scheme in Sonkachch Mandi premises in Dewas district on February 26 in the afternoon.
With this scheme, costing about Rs. 3490 crorea, 86 thousand hectares of 241 villages of Dewas, Bagli, Hatpipaliya, Sonkachh and Tonkkhurd tehsils of the district will be irrigated. About 5978 hectare of 22 villages of Avantipur Badodia, Polaykalan and Shajapur tehsil of Shajapur district and nearly 8 thousand hectare of 19 villages of Jawar tehsil of Sehore district will be irrigated.
Water supply will be made from the Indira Sagar reservoir after lifting 32.4 cumex water through pipeline line distribution system at 20 metre pressure up to every two hectare.
The Chief Minister will perform bhoomi-pujan for construction of Nagalwadi Micro Lift Irrigation Scheme in Nagalwadi village of Badwani district the same day in the afternoon.
With an estimated cost of Rs.1173 crores, irrigation facility will be given in 20 thousand 648 hectare are of 46 villages in Rajpur and Theekri tehsil of Badwani district and 26 thousand 352 hectare area of 70 villages of Segaon and Khargone tehsil in Khargone district.
Nearly 15 cumex Narmada water will be lifted in different phases from the Narmada river.
The speciality of both schemes is that the farmer will be able to irrigate through sprinkler system with full water pressure in every 2.5 hectare area.
Minister for Medical Education Dr. Vijailaxmi Sadho, Public Works Minister Shri Sajjan Singh Verma, Water Resources Minister Shri Hukum Singh Karada, Home Minister Shri Bala Bachchan, Minority and Backward Class Welfare Minister Shri Arif Aqueel,
Higher Educaton Minister Shri Jitu Patwari and Agriculture Minister Shri Sachin Yadav were present at the huge Kisan Sammelan in both the places in the bhoomi-pujan progamme.