Chief Minister Kamal Nath to perform bhoomi-pujan of Narmada Valley schemes

Bhopal. Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath will perform the bhoomi-pujan of Narmada-Kalisindh Link Lift Irrigation Scheme at Sonkachch in Dewas district and Nagalwadi Micro Lift Irrigation Scheme in Nagalwadi village of Badwani district on February 26. Narmada Valley Development Minister Shri Surendra Singh Baghel will be specially present in the programme.

By combining both schemes, one lakh 47 thousand hectare irrigation capacity will be created. The speciality of both schemes is that the farmer will be able to irrigate through sprinkler system with full water pressure in every 2.5 hectare area.
Minister for Medical Education Dr. Vijailaxmi Sadho, Public Works Minister Shri Sajjan Singh Verma, Water Resources Minister Shri Hukum Singh Karada, Home Minister Shri Bala Bachchan, Minority and Backward Class Welfare Minister Shri Arif Aqueel, Higher Educaton Minister Shri Jitu Patwari and Agriculture Minister Shri Sachin Yadav will be present at the bhoomi-pujan progamme.

Narmada Kalisindh Link First Phase Irrigation Scheme
In the scheme, costing about Rs. 3490 crore land about 86 thousand hectares of 241 villages of Dewas, Bagli, Hatpipaliya, Sonkachh and Tonkkhurd tehsils of the district will be irrigated. About 5978 hectare of 22 villages of Avantipur Badodia, Polaykalan and Shajapur tehsil of Shajapur district and nearly 8 thousand hectare of 19 villages of Jawar tehsil of Sehore district will be irrigated. Water supply will be made from the Indira Sagar reservoir after lifting 32.4 cumex water through pipeline distribution system at 20 metre pressure up to every two hectare.

Nagalwadi Micro Lift Irrigation Scheme
This scheme costs about Rs.1173 crore. Through this scheme, irrigation facility will be provided for 20 thousand 648 hectare area of 46 villages in Rajpur and Theekri tehsil of Badwani district and 26 thousand 352 hectare area of 70 villages of Segaon and Khargone tehsil in Khargone district. Nearly 15 cumex Narmada water will be lifted in different phases from the Narmada river.