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CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan lays foundation stone of Suwasra-Shamgarh Micro Irrigation Project worth Rs. 1662.47 crore

12 Sep 2018
CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan lays foundation stone of Suwasra-Shamgarh Micro Irrigation Project worth Rs. 1662.47 crore

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan transferred Bhavantar Rashi of Rs. 243.58 crore of onion and garlic into the bank accounts of 61 thousand 478 farmers of Mandsaur, Neemuch and Ratlam district under the Bhavantar Yojana through a laptop. The amount has been deposited in the bank accounts during the Farmers Grand Convention and dedication/foundation stone laying programme under the Krishak Samriddhi Yojana held at Suwasra of Mandsaur district on September 12. Besides, he also laid the foundation stone of Suwasra-Shamgarh Micro Irrigation Project costing Rs. 1662 crore. He also made an announcement for the upgradation of Sitamau Degree College into PG College and for the installation of a life-size statue of Maharana Pratap at Suwasra.

CM Chouhan said that water will be supplied to the farmers’ agriculture fields through a pipeline and a total of 80 thousand hectares land of 260 villages will be benefitted under the Suwasra-Shamgarh Irrigation Project. Apart from this, about 45 million cubic meters of pure water will be made available to 820 villages. This unique project has been brought to India after Israel and Netherland.

The Chief Minister mentioned that the amount has been transferred to the bank accounts of farmers of Mandsaur, Ratlam and Neemuch district. The amount in the farmers’ bank accounts of the remaining districts will be deposited on September 22. He further stated that Madhya Pradesh Government will give suitable support price to the farmers for soybean, wheat, paddy and all other crops. CM Chouhan said that soybean will not be allowed to be sold in less than the price of Rs. 3400 per quintal in Madhya Pradesh. Wheat will not be sold less than Rs. 2 thousand per quintal and suitable support price for paddy will be given to the farmers too.

The Chief Minister mentioned that farmers with 2.5-acre land were earlier eligible under the Sambal Yojana, but now farmers holding up to 5-acre land will get benefits of the scheme. He stated that an irrigation facility on 40 lakh hectare area has been provided in the last few years. This facility will be provided on 41 lakh hectares area in the coming time.

Chief Minister Chouhan performed Bhoomi poojan of 14 development works to be constructed at a cost of Rs. 25 crores 76 lakh 89 thousand for Mandsaur Assembly constituency, 7 works worth Rs. 16 crore 55 lakh 80 thousand for Garoth Assembly constituency and 11 development works costing Rs. 18 crore 74 lakh 76 thousand for Suwasra Assembly constituency. He also laid the foundation stone of railway over the bridge to be constructed at a cost of Rs. 30 crores 46 lakh at Sanjeet Railway crossing, culvert worth Rs. 12 crore 30 lakh parallel to a big culvert near Muktidham on Shivna river along with the bridge to be constructed at a cost of Rs. 20 crores 19 lakh at the gate no. 141 of Pipaliya mandi.