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Shivraj Singh Chouhan performs Bhoomi poojan of Irrigation Scheme costing Rs. 282.95 crore

06 Sep 2018
Shivraj Singh Chouhan performs Bhoomi poojan of Irrigation Scheme costing Rs. 282.95 crore

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan performed Bhoomi poojan of 5 Micro Lift Irrigation projects costing Rs. 283 crores at Stadium Ground of Punasa- Khandwa. Along with this, he also dedicated 80 km-long Punasa-Kannod roads worth Rs. 170 crores. He also performed Bhoomi poojan of Higher Secondary School of Bangarda and Punasa.

It is to highlight that 7195-hectare land of Punasa tahsil of Khandwa district will get the benefit of micro irrigation through this innovative project by supplying Narmada water to this irrigation deprived area from the canals of Narmada valley. The Chief Minister performed Bhoomi poojan of Killod, Bhurlay, Pamakhedi, Kodwar and Punasa extension Micro Lift Irrigation Group scheme at Punasa. Under these combined schemes water will be lifted up to 45-meter height at 3.56 cubic meter per second capacity from the Indira Sagar Reservoir near Ambakhal village for Kilod scheme. Similarly, under the Bhurlay scheme, water will be lifted up to a 42-meter height at 0.53 cubic meter per second capacity from the Indira Sagar Reservoir near Hanuvantiya village. In the same way, under the Pamakhedi scheme, water will be lifted up to a 34-meter height at 0.38 cubic meter per second capacity from the Indira Sagar Reservoir near Daang village. Under the Kodwar scheme, water will be lifted up to 73-meter height at 1.30 cubic meter per second capacity under 2 stage from the main canal RD 13 k.m. of Indira Sagar Project.

Micro Irrigation Scheme to be based completely on pipeline

Under the Punasa extension scheme, water will be lifted up to a 26-meter height at 0.35 cubic meter per second capacity from the Punasa lift irrigation scheme reservoir no. 1 near Chandel village. The water distribution system under these schemes will be totally based on pipelines. The special feature of the scheme is that farmers will get 20-meter pressurized water at each 2.50-acre area through an underground pipeline. Farmers could take benefit of sprinkler or drip irrigation system by this scheme. Under this group scheme, 7 thousand 195-hectare area of 32 villages of Punasa tahsil will get the benefit of irrigation.