PM To Inaugurate Saurashtra Narmada Avataran For Irrigation Project In Gujarat :- Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi will launch the first phase of Saurashtra Narmada Avataran for irrigation project at Dhrol Taluka, Saurashtra.
SAUNI (Saurashtra Narmada Avataran for Irrigation) project in which nearly 10 dams and reservoirs of Morbi, Jamnagar, and Rajkot would be filled up with the water of Narmada river.
A dream of ending parched Saurashtra region’s water woes by filling excess water of Narmada’s Sardar Sarovar project into 115 smaller dams.
The SAUNI project is Rs. 12,000 crore project and it is considered to be an ambitious one for Prime Minister Modi. Modi had announced the project in 2012 when he was the chief minister of Gujarat, to fill up nearly 115 dams of Saurashtra region which faces shortage of water for drinking and irrigation.
District collector of Rajkot – Vikrant Pandey said that around 10 dams of three districts would be filled up with water from Narmada river under the project, which would be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Aji-3 dam site.
He said that Prime Minister Modi, after inaugurating the project, would address the public gathering at Sanosara town.
Mr. Pandey said that we are expecting at least 80,000 people to attend the public rally of Prime Minister Modi. He added that all preparations have been done and police too have made adequate security arrangements for the security of PM Modi.
Vice chairman of Yatradham Vikas Board and BJP’s Saurashtra-Kutch spokesperson – Rajubhai Dhruve said that the Saurashtra region would witness green revolution with the implementation of the project.
Mr. Dhruve claimed that this would probably be the first project in the country to be announced and implemented within four years.
He said that Narendrabhai had announced the project in the month September of 2012 when he was the chief minister of Gujarat. The first phase of the project is to be inaugurated by him after the four years.
Dhruve added that once the project would get completed, around 10,22,589 acres of farming land would get benefit by using the water from Narmada river for irrigation.