TIMELY COMPLETION of Narmada Valley Development (NVD) projects is one of the top priorities the State Government. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan stated this while reviewing Narmada projects with top officials recently.
Chief secretary and chairman, Narmada Valley Development Authority Rakesh Sahni apprised the Chief Minister about strategic steps taken to speed up remaining rehabilitation works pertaining to the Sardar Sarovar project.
Chauhan stressed the need to take up construction of all components of a project like canal net work etc together so that benefits could reach people without delay. NVD Department Principal Secretary Uday Kumar Verma, put progress status of the on going projects with status of rehabilitation pertaining to SSP and Indira Sagar projects.
He said irrigation potential of 52,763 hectare had been created by ongoing projects during the last three years. An additional 1.31 lakh hectare irrigation potential is likely to be created by June 07. He said the Maan project of tribal dominated Dhar district had been completed in October 2006 and was providing 8,200-hectare irrigation to tribal farmers.
Another project of tribal area Jobat irrigation project is likely to be completed by March 2007. It would supplement 9,848 hectare irrigation potential.