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PM Modi to inaugurate Saryu Canal National Project today in UP's Balrampur

  • Integrity Education, Delhi
  • 11, Dec 2021
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Saryu Canal National Project in Balrampur district of Uttar Pradesh today. In a series of tweets, Mr Modi said that this project will solve irrigation-related problems in Eastern Uttar Pradesh and will be a boon to the farmers. He expressed shock that work on the Saryu Canal National Project began in 1978 but the project was never completed for decades.

He stated that a project that was incomplete for four decades has been finished in four years. He said the swift work on the Saryu Canal National Project is in line with his Government’s commitment to complete long-pending projects and also harness water resources for the benefit of farmers and to further Ease of Living.

AIR correspondent reports, The project involves interlinking of five rivers - Ghaghara, Saryu, Rapti, Banganga and Rohin. The project has been completed at a cost of around 10 thousand crore rupees, of which around 50 percent funds were made available in the last four years.

The project will provide assured water for irrigation purposes for over 14 lakh hectares of land and will benefit about 29 lakh farmers in over 6200 villages. It will benefit nine districts in Eastern Uttar Pradesh - Bahraich, Shravasti, Balrampur, Gonda, Siddharthnagar, Basti, Sant Kabir Nagar, Gorakhpur and Maharajganj.

The Saryu Canal National Project starts from the Saryu Barrage at Bahraich. The main canal is 318 km long and many sub canals with a length of over 66 hundred kilometres have been linked to it.

This project is among those 99 projects which Prime Minister Narendra Modi chose to complete. The project has come as a new hope to the farmers of the water-deficient eastern Uttar Pradesh.

Sources : News On Air