Irrigation facility in Bundelkhand region to be expanded: CM
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan laid the foundation
stone of Rs. 263.10 crore Pancham Nagar medium irrigation project at tahsil
headquarters Batiyagarh in Damoh district today.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that we have started process of
this project for irrigating areas under 57 villages in Bundelkhand region at
present. The State Government will complete a number of such projects.
Government will relent only every inch of land in Bundelkhand is irrigated. He
said that a number of initiatives have been taken to reduce cost of agriculture
production to benefit farmers.
for seeds and fertilisers have been provided farmers at zero percent interest
rate. During previous years, irrigation facility was only 7.5 lakh hectare in
the state, which has now been increased to 24 lakh hectare. Besides, efforts
have also been made to increase irrigation capacity through Kapildhara and
Balram Talaab schemes.
The Chief Minister said that State Government is with all sections of society
but first and foremost with the poor.
Shri Chouhan said that apart from providing food grains to the
poor, wheat procurement price has been increased to Rs. 1500 per quintal by
giving Rs. 150 per quintal bonus. Work is progressing fast for feeder separation
to ensure 24X7 power supply in all villages in the state from June. Mukhyamantri
Yuva Swarozgar Yojana has been launched to free youths from unemployment.
Courtesy : Central Chronicle