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PM Modi inaugurates Rs 3,866cr Mohanpura irrigation project in MP’s Rajgarh

PM Modi said over 700 villages would directly benefit from the Mohanpura irrigation project. It would irrigate 1.25 lakh hectares of land, he said, adding that it would also provide drinking water to over 400 villages.

Madhya Pradesh Elections 2018 Updated: Jun 23, 2018 15:13 IST
Press Trust of India
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Press Trust of India, Rajgarh (MP)
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PM Narendra Modi inaugurated the Mohanpura irrigation project in MP’s Rajgarh district, which includes a dam and a canal system.(ANI/Twitter)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday launched the Mohanpura irrigation project in Rajgarh district in Madhya Pradesh. The Rs 3,866-crore project includes a dam and a canal system. It will benefit 727 villages in the state.

The PM gave credit to labourers “who worked hard with tools and machines, sweating it out day and night”.

“I have just done the formality of launching the project by pressing the button, but it’s actual launch was done when they toiled hard for it,” he said.

Over 700 villages would directly benefit from the project. It would irrigate 1.25 lakh hectares of land, he said, adding that it would also provide drinking water to over 400 villages.

“It is a great service to women and sisters who face lots of difficulties in fetching water from long distances,” he said.

Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan was also present at the event.

First Published: Jun 23, 2018 15:09 IST