Fadnavis Assures Completion of Gosikhurd Project in 3 Years

Maharashtra government assured farmers, they would be getting water for irrigation from Gosikhurd within three years.

Published: 17th August 2015 03:00 PM  |   Last Updated: 17th August 2015 03:00 PM   |  A+A-


NAGPUR: Maharashtra government has assured farmers that they would be getting water to irrigate their farms from Gosikhurd project within three years.

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, who yesterday visited Gosikhurd irrigation project site in neighbouring Bhandara district, said the project will be completed in three years.

"As far as Gosikhurd project is concerned an amount of Rs 700 crore has been made available so far," he further said.

Chairing a meeting of concerned officials, Fadnavis also announced that Rs 120 crore would be made available for nearby Bawanthadi project, thus giving boost to irrigation in Vidarbha region.

He took stock of the Gosikhurd project which is nearing completion and interacted with people who are affected by the it.

The chief minister discussed issues of rehabilitation, stalled construction and sub-standard and inferior works and disconnected pump-houses.

He directed authorities to speed up rehabilitation work and complete formalities for setting up gram panchayats in 34 villages for this purpose.

"These gram panchayats will get funds for maintenance of facilities," he said.

Fadnavis also asked the officials of Water Resources Department (WRD) concerned to submit a one-time proposal for Bawanthadi project.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp