PM Narendra Modi inaugurates Saryu Nahar National Project in Balrampur, UP

The project also includes interlinking of five rivers – Ghaghra, Saryu, Rapti, Banganga and Rohini to ensure optimum utilization of water resources of the region.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday inaugurated the Saryu Nahar National Project in Balrampur, Uttar Pradesh. Before the inauguration, the Prime Minister carefully reviewed the project.

A large number of people gathered to attend the opening ceremony. PM Modi, who arrived at the inauguration ceremony, also greeted the crowd.

According to an official statement from the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), work on the project started in 1978, but due to lack of continuity of budgetary support, inter-departmental coordination and adequate monitoring, it was delayed and even after nearly four decades. not completed. ,

“The Prime Minister’s vision for farmer welfare and empowerment and his commitment to give priority to long pending projects of national importance has brought much needed attention to the project,” the PMO said.

As a result, in 2016, the project was brought under the Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana with the goal of completing it in a time bound manner.

“In this endeavor, innovative solutions were found for construction of new canals and acquisition of new land to fill critical gaps in the project, and also to resolve the pending litigation related to the previous land acquisition. There is a renewed focus on the project. As a result of doing this the project is being completed in just four years,” the PMO said.

The Saryu Nahar National Project has been constructed at a total cost of over Rs 9,800 crore, out of which a provision of over Rs 4,600 crore was made in the last four years.

The project also includes interlinking of five rivers – Ghaghra, Saryu, Rapti, Banganga and Rohini to ensure optimum utilization of water resources of the region.

According to the PMO, this project will provide assured water to irrigate more than 14 lakh hectares of land and will benefit around 29 lakh farmers of more than 6200 villages. This will benefit nine districts of Eastern Uttar Pradesh namely Bahraich, Shravasti, Balrampur, Gonda, Siddharthnagar, Basti, Sant Kabir Nagar, Gorakhpur and Maharajganj.

The PMO also said that the farmers of this region, who were the worst sufferers due to inordinate delays in the project, would now be immensely benefited by the improved irrigation potential. They will now be able to grow crops on a large scale and maximize the agricultural potential of the region.

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