Ahmedabad: India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi is going to launch ambitious drinking water and irrigation project on Tuesday which he has initiated when he was the Chief Minister of Gujarat in the year 2012.
The first phase of Rs 12,000 crore ambitious projects which is an drinking water and irrigation project aimed at addressing the needs of the perennially parched regions of Saurashtra in Gujarat is going to launch by Modi on Tuesday.
These two projects are a part of network of pipelines which will supply drinking and irrigation water to fill up 115 dams of the region with excess runoff water of the Sardar Sarovar Dam across the Narmada River.
According to government officials the project of known as Gujarati from Saurashtra Narmada Avtaran Irrigation Yojna (SAUNI) which means something that belongs to everyone and the project is the milestone in water engineering.
According to Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, “The phase-I of the project is complete which the Prime Minister will inaugurate. As many as 10 dams will be filled to the brim in the first phase.
“We plan to fill 115 dams of Saurashtra region. The four-phase project is expected to be completed before 2019.”