New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is about to inaugurate the Saryu Nahar National Project on Saturday (December 11, 2021) in Uttar Pradesh’s Balrampur at around 1 pm.
According to a launch issued through the Prime Minister`s Office (PMO) on Friday, the work on the project started at the undertaking commenced in 1978 however because of loss of continuity of budgetary support, interdepartmental coordination, and good enough monitoring, it was given not on time and become now no longer finished even after almost 4 decades.
“Prime Minister`s imaginative and prescient for farmer welfare and empowerment, and his dedication to prioritizing lengthy pending tasks of countrywide importance, added much-wanted attention at the undertaking,” PMO said.
The launch additionally said that during 2016, the undertaking become added beneath each Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana with the goal to finish it in a time-certain manner.
“In this endeavor, revolutionary answers had been discovered for brand new land acquisition to assemble new canals and fill the vital gaps withinside the undertaking, and additionally for resolving the pending litigation associated with the preceding land acquisitions.
The renewed attention at the undertaking has resulted withinside the undertaking being finished in simplest approximately 4 years,” PMO said.
Notably, Saryu Nahar National Project has been constructed with a complete price of greater than Rs 9,800 crore, out of which greater than Rs 4, six hundred crores become provisioned withinside the final 4 years. This project will offer assured water for irrigation of over 14 lakh hectares of land and gain about 29 lakh farmers of over 6200 villages.
It will benefit nine districts of Eastern Uttar Pradesh namely – Bahraich, Shravasti, Balrampur, Gonda, Siddharthnagar, Basti, Sant Kabir Nagar, Gorakhpur, and Maharajganj.