The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, dedicated the Bansagar Canal Project to the Nation in Mirzapur today. This project will provide a big boost to irrigation in the region and will be greatly beneficial for the farmers of Mirzapur and Allahabad districts of Uttar Pradesh.
Shri Narendra Modi laid the Foundation Stone of the Mirzapur Medical College. He inaugurated 100 Jan AushadhiKendras in the State. He also dedicated a bridge over the River Ganga at Balughat, Chunar, which will facilitate connectivity between Mirzapur and Varanasi.
Bansagar canal project:
The bansagar Dam project is a joint venture between Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, and Bihar.
Bansagar Dam is a multipurpose river Valley Project on Sone River situated in the Ganges Basin in Madhya Pradesh.
The total canal network under it is 171 km long.
Canals under this project will bring waters from Shahdol district in Madhya Pradesh for Adwa Barrage, Meza Dam, and Jirgo reservoir.
The project aims to provide a big boost to irrigation in the region. It promises to be greatly beneficial for the farmers of Mirzapur and Allahabad districts of Uttar Pradesh.
As per the projections, the project will benefit 1 lakh 70 thousand farmers of Mirzapur and Allahabad districts.
About Son River:
Son River of central India is the second largest of the Ganges’s southern tributaries after Yamuna River.
The Son originates near Amarkantak in Madhya Pradesh just east of the headwater of the Narmada River and flows north-northwest through Madhya Pradesh state before turning sharply eastward where it encounters the southwest-northeast-Kaimur Range.
Son is an extension of the Narmada Valley, and the Kaimur Range an extension of the Vindhya Range.