New Delhi: on 11th December, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to inaugurate the Saryu Canal national project in Balrampur, the project is expected to benefit 50 lakh farmers in eastern UP.
The project is aimed at resolving irrigation issues and will tackle floods in various districts of the Purvanchal region. The project is completed in 4 years after a gap of nearly four and a half decades, as per a spokesperson of the UP government.
The project will be linking main and tributary canals to the barrages built on rivers Ghaghra, Saryu, Rapti, Banganga, and Rohin. The barrages include Girija, Saryu, Rapti, and Wananga and will be used for irrigation and transport services.
The CM yogi-led BJP government has plans to portray the project as an example of what the “double-engine government” of the BJP, in the state and at the Centre, has done for farmers of UP. In October 2018, CM Yogi had reviewed the Rs 500-crore project and later directed officials to review the progress of the work every week.
The project will later link to Ghaghra, Saryu, Rapti, Banganga, and Rohin rivers in the future, to resolve the monsoon problem of floods affecting the nine districts.