Joint initiative for Parvati-Kalisindh-Chambal River Link Project

Bhopal: Chief Minister Dr. Mohan Yadav has said that conforming to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s initiative, an important decision was taken today to utilize the water streams of Chambal-Parvati-Kalisindh for Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan. A memorandum of understanding (MoU) has been formalized between the two states to commence this transformative project. This agreement promises enhanced drinking water and irrigation facilities across 13 districts, including Morena, Gwalior, Sheopur, and Rajgarh. With every drop of water slated for efficient use in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh, this initiative marks a pivotal moment in the developmental journey of both states. Valued at Rs 72,000 crores, this project heralds a historic milestone for Madhya Pradesh, embodying both innovation and the collaborative spirit of federal governance in our nation.. Chief Minister Dr. Yadav was addressing the program organized for joint initiative for the implementation of Parvati-Kalisindh-Chambal Inter-State River Link Project at Kushabhau Thackeray Auditorium today.

Chief Minister Dr. Yadav and Rajasthan Chief Minister Bhajan Lal Sharma inaugurated the joint initiative for the implementation of Parvati-Kalisindh-Chambal Inter-State River Link Project by lighting the lamp in the Kushabhau Thackeray Auditorium and immersing the sacred water of the rivers in the urn. On this occasion, Water Resources Minister TulsiramSilavat, New and Renewable Energy Minister Rakesh Shukla, Minister of State for Backward Classes and Minority Welfare (Independent Charge) Smt. Krishna Gaurand MLA Bhagwandas Sabnani were present.

Rajasthan Chief Minister Bhajanlal Sharma praised Chief Minister Dr. Yadav for advancing the joint initiative of Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, aligning closely with Prime Minister Modi’s vision. He emphasized their shared commitment to advancing both states together, anticipating significant progress upon the completion of this project. Sharma underscored the collaborative efforts between the state and the Centre to propel this project forward, noting the changed landscape from earlier times with now expanded resources. The project’s benefits will extend to 13 districts each in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh, strengthening mutual relations. Sharma proposed further joint schemes between the two states, including creating a cultural corridor from Khatu Shyam to Mahakal, promoting tourism and architectural admiration. He also highlighted initiatives to promote Sri Anna (millets) in agriculture to enhance water levels and benefit farmers and citizens with improved drinking water. Addressing wildlife conservation and tourism, Sharma outlined plans to protect tigers moving from Ranthambore to Madhya Pradesh and leopards crossing into Rajasthan, aiming for comprehensive plans to safeguard wildlife and boost tourism.

Points of co-operation between Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh
• Joint development of tourism areas.
• Construction of Krishna Pathey Krishna Gaman Path.
• Vande Bharat train/electric bus should be operated between Khatu-Shyamji, Nathdwara, Ujjain, Omkareshwar.
• Rajasthan can adopt Madhya Pradesh’s mining policy and increase its revenue.
• Stop using gravel and promote the use of stone dust and M sand.
• Joint efforts to promote Ayurveda/AYUSH/Panchakarma tourism.
• Rajasthan can adopt Madhya Pradesh tourism’s hotel outsourcing policy.
• Data base of criminals related to opium/doda chura should be shared and uniformity should be brought in auction policy.
• The location/distance of medical colleges situated on the border of both the states should be rationalized.

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