Kamrari will become fully irrigated area: Dr. Mishra


Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal Public Relations and Water Resources Minister Dr. Narottam Mishra reached Kamrari village in Datia district today and inaugurated electrification work at the village Majra Tola under Har Ghar Bijli Soubhagya Yojana. Dr. Mishra gave information about distribution of Rs 54 lakh 50 thousand 796 to 715 farmers of the village under drought relief. He said that those farmers who have been deprived of this amount, they should submit essential documents to the patwari and naib tehsildar present on the spot so that they receive the relief amount on time. Dr. Mishra said that Rs 2,600 crore worth Lower Dam Project has been approved in Ashoknagar district to make the area cent percent irrigated. Through this project, 35 villages will be fully irrigated. He said that the day is not far when Kamrari becomes a fully irrigated area. The PR Minister said that incentive at the rate of Rs 200 per quintal will also be given to those farmers who had sold their wheat on support price last year. This year farmers will get wheat procurement value at the rate of Rs 2,000 per quintal. He said that the government is providing benefits to the farmers through Bhavantar and Bima Yojana besides calamities like drought, hail and frost. Farmers must come forward to avail the benefits.

Water Resources Department exceeds target of Drishti Patra

Public Relations and Water Resources Minister Dr. Narottam Mishra told that additional irrigation capacity will be developed in 2 lakh 5 thousand hectare area in the state in the year 2018-19. Bina Project work will be started soon. This will ensure irrigation facility in 90 thousand hectare area in Bundelkhand region. Dr. Mishra informed that the Water Resources Department has exceeded the target by completing 785 small irrigation projects against target of 700 small irrigation projects set in the Drishti Patra made for year 2013-18. Dr. Mishra told that more than Rs 10 thousand 928 crore will be spent on the expansion of irrigated area in the state. A network of small and medium irrigation schemes will be spread in several districts to help the farmers flourish. He informed that 70 new small irrigation schemes have been included in the new budget. Provision has been made of Rs 369 crores for Prime Minister’s Agriculture Irrigation Scheme and Rs 285 crore for watershed development. It will be easier to double the income of farmers with the support of irrigation sources. Dr. Mishra said that more than 1,000 small irrigation schemes have been completed in state and 11 lakh hectare irrigation capacity has been developed. It may be noted that 15 years back 7 lakh hectare area in the state was being irrigated which has been increased to 40 lakh hectare aera. In the coming 2-3 years, the target is to further increase the irrigation capacity to 60 lakh hectare. By year 2025 an investment of Rs one lakh 10 thousand 500 crores has been proposed for various projects in the irrigated areas.