Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi will announce six water supply projects worth Rs. 1757 crore and four lift irrigation projects worth another Rs. 2000 crore, totaling Rs. 4800 crore under Gujarat’s Vanbandhu Kalyan Yojna for the districts lying in the state’s forest belt at a function to be held at the Arts College Mota Hathi Dhara in Limkheda in Dahod district on his birthday on September 17, 2017.
The stage is set to accord impressive welcome to the Prime Minister in the predominantly tribal district of Dahod as per tribal traditions to the thumping of drums and dance numbers.
The six water supply projects will provide drinking water to about 21 lakh people residing in 960 villages, including 23 settlements for Narmada PAPs, in the Dahod, Mahisagar, Narmada and Chhota Udepur districts.
Similarly, the four lift irrigation projects based on Kadana-Karjan and Kakrapar Reservoirs will provide irrigation in 97,455 hectares in the Dahod, Narmada, Mahisagar and Surat districts.
The Dahod district alone will get benefits for lift irrigation projects worth Rs. 1055 crore from Kadana Reservoir and drinking water projects worth Rs. 890 crore from the Narmada-based Hafeshwar.
The forest titles will also be handed over to the tribal people in presence of Prime Minister and other dignitaries on the occasion.
Prominent among those to be present at the function include Gujarat Chief Minister Mr. Vijay Rupani, Deputy Chief Minister Mr. Nitinbhai Patel, former Chief Minister Mrs. Anandiben Patel, Union Minister of State Mr. Jaswantsinh Bhbahor, Gujarat’s Tribal Welfare Minister Mr. Ganpat Vasava, Water Supply Minister Mr. Babubhai Bakharia, District In-charge and Home Minister Mr. Pradeepsinh Jadeja, Ministers of State Mr. Nanubhai Vanani, Mr. Jashabhai Barad, Mr. Bachubhai Khabad, Mr. Jaydrathsinh Parmar and Mr/ Shabdasharan Tadvi, MPs Mr. Prabhatsinh Chauhan, Mr. Ramsinh Rathwa, Mr. Prabhubhai Vasava and office-bearers.
Source: Information Department, Gujarat