Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje’s Rajasthan Gaurav Yatra is running in Jaipur division these days. Raje started the Gaurav Yatra from Dausa on Thursday. CM Raje said that the proposed Eastern Rajasthan Canal Project (ERCP) will solve the drinking water scarcity in Dausa.
‘I have thanked the Prime Minister Narendra Modi for assuring the state about this project.’ CM Added. During his visit to Jaipur in Beneficiaries program in July, PM Modi had assured to consider the project.
The development of the Canal will cost Rajasthan Government the budget of Rs 37,500Cr. The state is likely to seek 60% financial assistance from the Centre for the project under the national project scheme.
CM Raje’s ambitious effort to bring the water to Rajasthan
The Eastern Rajasthan Canal project is one of the most ambitious projects to bring the water to the arid land of Rajasthan. Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje has been working to get approval for the project for the past one year. Raje had taken up the matter with water resource minister Nitin Gadkari in June. Thereafter, she sought national project status for ERCP.
The project will link the Kalisindh, Gambhiri and Parbati rivers. ERCP to meet the drinking/irrigation and industrial water needs of the 13 district of Southern & Southeastern Rajasthan. Jhalawar, Baran, Kota, Bundi, Sawai Madhopur, Ajmer, Tonk, Jaipur,Dausa, Karauli, Alwar, Bharatpur, and Dholpur will get the ERCP water.
The project will help to irrigate nearly 10 Lakh acres of land, giving a boost to agriculture in the state. In addition, it will enhance the availability of surface water and groundwater in the region. It will also take care of flood/drought situation in the area.
Raje also mentioned about giving electricity connections to every single home in the state by March 2019. CM Raje said that the work of Dausa-Gangapur railway line will be completed by June 2019.