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Prime Minister Modi inaugurates Rs 9,800 crore Saryu Nahar Canal Project in Balrampur

Saryu Canal National Project

Narendra Modi, today, inaugurated the much-awaited and grand Saryu Canal National Project that is likely to provide water for irrigation to nearly about 29 lakh farmers. The project costs over Rs 9,800 out of which more than Rs 4,600 crore was provisioned in the last four years.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, today, virtually, inaugurated the Saryu Canal National Project in Uttar Pradesh’s Balrampur. The project is likely to benefit about 29 lakh farmers, mainly in the Eastern region of Uttar Pradesh by providing them with irrigation water to over 14 lakh hectares of land. The cost of the entire project is said to be Rs 9,800 out of which more than Rs 4,600 crore were sanctioned in the last four years. Apart from Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Deputy CM of the State Keshav Prasad Maurya, Governor Anandiben Patel and Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, the Union Minister for Jal Shakti were also present at the event. 

The much-awaited Saryu Canal Project will also involve the interlinking of five rivers- Saryu, Ghaghara, Rapti, Rohini, and Banganga to ensure maximum and efficient usage of the available water resources in the region. The project was started in the year 1978 but due to lack of funds and other issues like departmental coordination and monitoring, it got delayed for more than four decades. Finally, in the year 2016, the project got a kickstart under Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana with the target of completing it in a time-bound manner. 

The Prime Minister, at the inauguration, also lashed out at the opposition by saying it was because of their mindset that this project took so long to get completed. Taking a sharp dig at Samajwadi Party, Prime Minister also said that for some politicians, their priorities are ribbon-cutting while for us, seeing the project gets completed in time remains at the forefront. 

The Prime Minister also expressed condolences over the unfortunate death of the Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat, his wife, and 11 other officials who lost their lives in a chopper crash in Tamil Nadu’s Coonoor. 

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