Shivraj Singh Chouhan laid E-Foundation of Bina River Joint Irrigation Project

02 Jul 2018

Shivraj Singh Chouhan laid E-foundation of the project that is being built at a cost of Rs 4 thousand crores and addressed the gathering at Khurai of Sagar district on July 2. The Chief Minister said that efforts are underway to make Madhya Pradesh the Best Agricultural State in the World. He mentioned that irrigation projects costing Rs. 38 thousand 598 crores are underway in Bundelkhand region at present. Irrigation facility on 25 lakh acre land of 5 districts of Bundelkhand region will be provided after completion of these projects. Irrigation facility will be provided by a micro irrigation system to 90 thousand hectare area of Khurai, Bina and Surkhi Vidhan Sabha constituency after completion of the project. About 21MW electricity will also be generated through the project.

Irrigation Projects to be based on ‘Per Drop-More Crop’ Method

CM Chouhan has stated that new projects are being approved in Madhya Pradesh on the principle of ‘Per Drop-More Crop’ method. A micro-irrigation system is being adopted and water is being supplied at high pressure by laying underground pipelines under the canal system in these projects. He further mentioned that irrigation facility was available on just 7.50 lakh hectare area 10 years ago, which has grown up to 40 lakh hectare in the year 2017-18. Eighty lakh hectare agriculture land in the state will be irrigated in the next 5 years. He mentioned that the construction work of Banda, Bansujara and Pawai Irrigation Projects of Bundelkhand region is in progress. Discussions are going on with Uttar Pradesh on Ken-Betwa Link Project. He stated that foundation of other proposed irrigation projects in the area will be laid shortly. He also mentioned that an agency for Bina River Joint Irrigation Project has been decided. The work of this project will be underway very soon.