Centre approves Bodhghat irrigation project in Chhattisgarh

Centre approves Bodhghat irrigation project in Chhattisgarh

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The Jal Shakti Ministry and the Water Commission (CWC) have given their in-principle approval to the pre-feasibility report of the Bodhghat multipurpose irrigation project in Chhattisgarh. The proposed project, worth Rs 22,653 crore, envisages construction of a dam on the Indravati River near Barsur village in Dantewada district. The project would provide irrigation facility to an area of 3.66 lakh hectares annually in naxal-affected Dantewada, Sukma and Bijapur districts, besides generating 300 MW of hydropower. With the approval granted, the state government can take up work of survey and preparation of Detailed Project Report (DPR) for the project which has been pending for the last 40 years.

Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat
Chattisgarh CM Bhupesh Bhagel
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