Choubey performs bhoomipujan for renovation of Sonbarsa diversion

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Bhilai, Sep 17: In the seventies, Sonbarsa Diversion came as a hope for the farmers of Dhamdha area. Its work was completed in 1986. Gradually, due to lack of maintenance, its canals became dilapidated and in the present situation, it was able to irrigate only 100 hectares of land.
On the instructions of Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel to provide Sanjeevani to the canals, proposals for rejuvenation of canals were chalked out. Agriculture and Water Resources Minister Ravindra Choubey had instructed to prepare a proposal for the renovation of Sonbarsa Diversion also.
Later, Rs 20 crores was sanctioned for this project and on Friday, Minister Ravindra Choubey performed bhoomipujan for launching this project. Speaking on the occasion, Choubey said that efforts were made to improve the water resource structures in the entire state.
Old structures were revived and lakhs of farmers got relief from it. In Dhamdha block too, the farmers got benefitted through the revival of irrigation schemes. SDM Brijesh Kshatriya and Executive Engineer Suresh Pandey and other officers were present during the function.
It is noteworthy that under the project, the height of the wear will be increased by one meter. Renovation and canal lining works of the main canal (length 18.30 km), Bori minor (5.30 km) and the Doma minor (2.30 km) will be done.
New construction work of old culverts and other pucca works will also be done. On completion of this scheme, water will be available for irrigation in 03 villages of Rajnandgaon district and total area of 3080 acres in 09 villages of Durg district.
In this way water will be available for irrigation in a total of 3265 acres in Rajnandgaon district and Durg district and the local farmers will benefit from it. With this facility of irrigation, farmers will be able to easily adopt crop diversity in future.
Agriculture Minister also performed Bhoomi Pujan of Swami Atmanand School Building. It will be constructed with expenditure of Rs 1.65 crore. Choubey said that the children of Chhattisgarh, despite being talented, were left behind due to lack of knowledge in English language. Now these talents will be able to get proper education through these schools.

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