Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal, The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan dedicated Bansujara Dam Project in Khargapur Tahsil Head Quarters of Tikamgarh district today. He also performed e-bhoomi poojan and e-dedicated irrigation projects in Datia, Vidisha, Jabalpur, Sheopur and Rajgarh district. Shri Chouhan saw the model of Bansujara Dam project and gathered information about its functioning.
Shri Chouhan said that the irrigation area has been enhanced to 40 lakh hectare by increasing it by 6 times in the last 15 years. He further mentioned that the state government is making efforts to enhance it further to 80 lakh hectare.
While informing about the schemes of the agriculture development and farmers welfare, Shri Chouhan said that the day is not far when Madhya Pradesh will move ahead of Punjab and Haryana in agriculture production.
321 villages to get water for irrigation and drinking
Shri Chouhan informed that the Bansujara Dam Project will facilitate irrigation on 75 thousand hectare area of 321 villages of Tikamgarh and Chhattarpur district along with drinking water.
He said that the project has been named Bansujara because it is located in the middle of Ban village of Chhattarpur district and Sujara village of Tiikamgarh district. The dam having 2500 meter length water storing capacity of over 316 million cubic meter, he added.
Union Minister of State for Women and Child Development and Minority Affairs Dr. Virendra Kumar, MLAs Shri K.K. Shrivastava, Smt. Anita Sunil Nayak and Anil Jain, Jila Panchayat President Shri Parvatlal Ahirwar, other Public Representatives, farmers and villagers in large number were present on the occasion.