Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje made a big announcement of Rs 20,000Cr project to bring Yamuna River water to Rajasthan on Monday. CM Raje was addressing the people of Rajgarh in Churu during Rajasthan Gaurav Yatra. CM Raje said that the state will get its share of water from Yamuna river from Tejawala head. The water will be supplied to the state through the pipeline, Raje added.
CM Raje informed that the project will cost a whopping amount of Rs 20,000 Crores. The project has received the green flag from the Central Water Commission recently. The project will provide water for drinking and irrigation to Jhunjhunu, Sikar, and Churu districts.
Who will be benefitted with the ambitious project by Raje Govt?
Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje was addressing a large gathering in Sadulpur (Rajgarh) in Churu on Monday. A large number of people had come to hear the Chief Minister including a larger number of women. CM Raje focused on the water supply projects for the state as there is a large number of farmers in the Bikaner division. Raje informed that under this ambitious project, the government will build a dam in Sadulpur area.
- After the completion of the project, 3 districts will get water supply, i.e. Jhunjhuni, Sikar, and Churu.
- The land about 37,000 hectares will get water for irrigation.
- Union government will also help the state to get its share of 1917 cusec water for Yamuna River.
CM Raje further informed that five nearby states had made a share agreement for Yamuna River water more than 24 years ago. CM Raje slammed Congress for not working on the project in spite of a large span.
The Chief Minister said that state government has started working to make sprinkler irrigation system available from Kumbharam Arya Lift Canal. Raje also announced that the government will spend Rs. 70 Crores to strengthen the irrigation system in Taranagar.