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Tuesday October 04, 2011 07:39:15 PM, Pervez Bari,

Bhopal: Narmada Valley Development Authority, (NVDA), besides construction of major projects in Narmada valley is now focusing over medium and minor projects proposed in the valley.

On the initiative of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan NVDA is all set to make Narmada Basin Projects Company Ltd. This company which is likely to be operative in near future would look after survey, investigation and construction of medium and minor projects in Narmada valley.


Taking forward action in this regard NVDA has prepared detailed project reports of six medium projects in advance. Out of six projects four is in Khandwa, one in Barwani and Dewas district each. On completion these six projects would generate an additional irrigation area of 27088 Hac. The advance preparation of DPR's will enable new company to start the work on these projects as it comes into existence.

To make things smooth for the company O. P. Rawat, Vice Chairman NVDA, is keeping himself in touch with the administration and farmers of the area where work on medium projects are likely to be started in near future. In an attempt to convey the benefits of medium irrigation project and satisfy farmers on their queries Rawat on Tuesday visited village Kishanpura under Khategaon Tehsil of Dewas district. He interacted with the farmers and local representatives and explained the benefits of medium irrigation project proposed in the area.

Rawat informed that 135 medium and 3000 small irrigation projects have been proposed in Narmada valley. Out of these 135 medium projects only 19 and out of 3000 small projects 1000 have been completed so far. "We are making all efforts to give momentum to the construction of medium and minor projects under newly constructed company", he added. The construction of these projects would be in association with State Water Resources Department.

Meanwhile, Madhya Pradesh Minister of State of Narmada Valley Development Department and Chairman, K. L. Agarwal has said that the company has been formed to manage finances and pay special attention on the medium and small projects in the Narmada valley

It may be mentioned here that 2.880 MAF water is to be utilized through medium and 2.510 MAF water through minor projects in Narmada valley.







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