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Chief Minister offers shramdan deepening Vadla talav in Junagadh under Jal Sanchay Yojna

The month-long state wide campaign began with 527 JCBs and 2,000 tractors to deploy 4,500 JCBs and 14,000 tractors: Vijay Rupani 

Gujarat Chief Minister Mr. Vijay Rupani today offered shramdan in deepening the Vadla talav in Junagadh district as part of the Sujalam Sufalam Jal Sanchay Abhiyan.

Speaking on the occasion, he said the benefits of deepening 13,000 water bodies to create 11,000-lakh cubic feet additional water storage facility could be realized after monsoon rain, raising subsurface water table, increasing farm yields and also farmers’ income. The government’s objective is to ensure adequate water for coming generation.

The month-long statewide campaign, which started on Gujarat’s Foundation Day on May 1 last with the help of 527 JCB machines and 2,000 tractors-dumpers in collaboration with 450 NGOs, has now 4,500 JCB machines and 14,000 tractors-dumpers in collaboration with 2,600 NGOs. It employs 3.27-lakh people under MNREGA.

The district milk producers’ association presented cheque of Rs.1.10-lakh for the talav deepening and cleansing algae.

Junagadh Moti Haveli Vaishvnavacharya Piyushbawa and Chaparda Mahant Muktanand Bapu explained the benefits following the rules of Nature.

District Collector Saurabh Parghi gave details of the progress of the works. DDO Pravin Choudhry proposed a vote of thanks.

Those present on the occasion included Mayor Adhyashaktiben Majmudar, MP Rajeshbhai Chudasma, MLA Devabhai Malam, BJP District President and Deputy Mayor Girishbhai, among others.

Source: Information Department, Gujarat