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Irrigation Project: By 2025, there will be irrigation facility in 65 lakh hectare area in MP. The picture of agriculture will change with three new irrigation projects. Now the government is focusing on micro irrigation.
A meeting of the Council of Ministers was held on Tuesday under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. The cabinet has approved irrigation projects worth more than Rs 900 crore in Rewa, Burhanpur and Singrauli.Irrigation Project) accorded administrative approval. Irrigation facility will be available in 50 thousand hectare area from these projects. whereby farmers (Farmers) will benefit. It will help to increase production. The government has given administrative approval for an amount of Rs.89 crore 83 lakh for the Tyonthar project in Rewa. This micro irrigation (Micro-irrigation) project. This will provide irrigation facility to 7600 hectares of land in 52 villages of Tyonthar tehsil. Irrigation is most important for the progress of agriculture sector.
The cost of Pangri Medium (Hose) Irrigation Project of Burhanpur district will be Rs 145 crore 10 lakh. Its irrigation potential will be 4400 hectares. Administrative approval has also been received for this. Under the project, 10 villages of Khaknar tehsil will get irrigation facility from underground pipeline through micro-irrigation (hose) method. Micro irrigation will result in less water consumption. Crop production will increase.
Micro irrigation project approved in Singrauli
The cabinet has approved the project of micro irrigation (sprinkler) system on high pressure from underground pipeline in 38 thousand hectare irrigation area of Singrauli and Mada tehsil of Singrauli district. Through this irrigation facility will be available in 113 villages. It has been named Rihand Micro Irrigation Project. The cost of which is Rs 672 crore 25 lakh. The government has expressed hope that with these projects, the development of agriculture sector in Madhya Pradesh will be accelerated.
How much is the irrigated area in Madhya Pradesh
For the progress of agriculture in any state, it is necessary to have good irrigation facilities. Its efforts are on in Madhya Pradesh. Here the Ken-Betwa Inter-Linking Project will provide irrigation facility in an area of about 10 lakh hectares. 44,605 crore has been approved for this. This will benefit districts like Panna, Tikamgarh, Shivpuri, Datia, Raisen, Vidisha, Sagar, Damoh and Chhatarpur.
On the other hand, according to the State Water Resources Minister Tulsiram Silavat, the target is to provide irrigation facility in 65 lakh hectare area in the state by 2025. In the year 2003, where the total irrigation area from government sources in the state was about 7 lakh hectares, now it has increased to about 43 lakh hectares.
Focus on Micro Irrigation
Agriculture Minister Kamal Patel says that every farmer in the state will be provided water for irrigation. Farmers need to emphasize on micro irrigation. Let us tell you that the central government is focusing on micro irrigation scheme these days. So that crops are ready in less water, productivity is high and cost comes down. On micro-irrigation project, the government is giving subsidy of up to 70 to 85 percent to the farmers. In the midst of the increasing water crisis, this is the right way of farming in future.
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