CM lays foundation stone of barrage to be built at a cost of Rs. 214 crores on Sabarmati river at Hirpur in Vijapur taluka of Mehsana
CM digitally dedicates and lays foundation stones of various developmental works
Gandhinagar, Friday: Gujarat Chief Minister Mr. Bhupendra Patel today laid the foundation stone of barrage to be build at a cost of Rs. 214 crores on Sabarmati river with a storage capacity of 3.47 million cubic meters at Hirpur in Vijapur taluka of Mehsana district. He stated that farmers are the priority of the government and will always remain in priority. With the completion of this scheme, 3200 hectare area including 2 villages of Vijapur taluka and 4 villages of Himmatnagar taluka will get irrigation facility.
In this context, CM said that under the visionary leadership and efforts made by Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi, the Narmada project has been completed and with his visionary planning, dry and scarcity areas have become greener.
Apart from laying foundation stone of this barrage CM also digitally dedicated and laid foundation stones of several developmental works in Mehsana District.
Navsari MP and State BJP President Mr. C.R. Patil, Minister of Health and Water Resources Shri Rushikesh Patel and former Deputy Chief Minister Mr. Nitin Patel joined CM.
Chief Minister said that we are seeing the vision of PM in every decision. When he started a separate department of climate change in Gujarat years ago as part of environmental protection planning, no one could have imagined that this step of Mr. Modi would pave the way for the world to face the global problem of climate change.
Mr. Patel also said that the farmers have got adequate water and now we need to move in the direction towards natural farming and take the direction of giving healthy food to the people. This government is committed to solve the problems of farmers, rural people and youths as soon as possible. Referring to this, the Chief Minister also urged the officials to be diligent in resolving the representations of the people expeditiously and with the public interest approach so that they get proper help and assistance.
The CM said that Azadi ka Amrut Mahotsav an initiative of the Government to celebrate and commemorate 75 years of progressive India and the glorious history of its people, culture and achievements is being carried out in the nation through various campaigns. Many schemes like Swachhta Abhiyan, Ujjawala Yojana have given a new impetus to the lives of the citizens. He added that the government has not backed down in any developmental work. The government has shown commitment to fulfill the hopes, aspirations and expectations of the citizens of the state.
Member of Parliament Mr. C. R. Patil said that, it is imperative to use water wisely to solve the water problem. The government is making efforts to make the villages prosperous through such schemes. The government is working towards making the villages more economically prosperous. He also explained the farmers the successful experiments like pouring water in the soil including rainwater harvesting.
Water Supply Minister Rushikesh Patel said that, step taken for the welfare of the people means the Gujarat model. The government is working towards the development of the last man of the state. Drinking and irrigation facilities in the state have directly benefited the farmers. Citizens have become healthier with the health facilities in the state.
Former Deputy Chief Minister Mr. Nitin Patel said that the government has worked towards equipping the citizens with basic and infrastructural facilities in the state. The government is committed in solving the water problem of North Gujarat. Gujarat has undertaken various development works under the leadership of Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi.
The developmental work being dedicated and laid foundation stones by CM today include Brahmanawada subyard 5000 tonne godown. Which will be prepared at an estimated cost of Rs. 3,25,00,000 with the assistance of Rs. 1,62,50,000 provided by the Government. In addition, 20 new classrooms of Mehsana Primary School No. 07 were e-dedicated.
CM also inaugurated the upgradation works of seven primary schools in Becharaji taluka under Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Rurban Mission.
MP Shardaben Patel, Bharatsinh Dabhi, Dipsinh Rathod, District Panchayat President, MLA’s Mr. Ramanbhai Patel, Mr. Karashanbhai Solanki, Dr. Ashaben Patel, Ajmalji Thakor, Mr. Rajendrabhai, Leaders, District Collector, District Development Officer, District Superintendent of Police, Resident Additional Collector, APMC Chairman and other office bearers were present.
Source: Information Department, Gujarat