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Modi stresses on satellite-based mapping of Narmada canals

india Updated: Aug 04, 2009 02:02 IST

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi has asked Narmada Department to carry out satellite based mapping of canals for Sardar Sarovar Narmada project, which is aimed to providing irrigation to Saurashtra and North Gujarat.

In a meeting, Modi was quoted as saying in a statement that Geographic Information System (GIS) should be used for creating irrigation facilities in the state.

Meanwhile, Rural Development Department has prepared a GIS-based watershed planning and management action plan for each district and block of the state.

Principal Secretary, Rural Development, Rita Teotia made a presentation on the action plan and how it will be implemented district wise.

She said the department is now in the process of preparing such action plan for each village of the state.

During the meeting, Modi said the Gujarat Government has achieved good results in water harvesting field by check dams and farm ponds, but now there is a need to bring more and more areas under irrigation.

He added that mapping of the areas and canal networks could be used for the same purpose.