Giving a major push to develop and enhance Tourism infrastructure in Agra, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi launched a series of development projects worth Rs. 2900 Crores for the Agra city and the adjoining areas.
About Gangajal Project:
It aims to bring 140 cusecs of Ganga Water to Agra which will help meet the drinking water demands in the city.
It will provide Agra with better and more assured water supply, at an estimated cost of Rs. 2880 crores.
The project was launched in 2005 in collaboration with the Japan International Cooperation Agency and was scheduled to be completed by March 2012 but the project has missed several deadlines.
Under the Gangajal project, Agra will get 140 cusec water supply per day from Palra headworks in Bulandshahr’s Upper Ganga canal.