Nagpur: The Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray instructed officials to complete the work of Gosikhurd irrigation project by December 2023 without further delay and complete the land acquisition work immediately. He also told the officials to create employment in agriculture and tourism sector with the help of the project on the Wainganga river.
The Chief Minister Thackeray flew in Bramhapuri from Mumbai via Nagpur on Friday to review the work of the ambitious Goshikhurd irrigation project and asserted that the Project will be completed by 2023 to provide irrigation facilities to the farmers.
During his visit, the chief minister Thackeray instructed the officials to hold a separate meeting regarding the unfinished land acquisition of Gosikhurd project, and plan to complete the land acquisition work immediately. He said that priority would be given to funds as well as land acquisition after reviewing the unfinished irrigation projects.
The Gosikhurd project is one of the most important projects in East Vidarbha. The project would be a great benefit to farmers of Nagpur, Bhandara and Chandrapur districts for irrigation purposes. The total irrigation capacity of this project is 2, 50,800 hectares. The water storage in this project would be 1146.075 million cubic meters.
The Chief Minister testified that proper efforts were being made to make the project funds available. He instructed that a proper rehabilitation of the project-hit farmers of the region and it should be done at the time of completion of the project. Besides, priority should be given to start employment generation projects to solve the problem of their livelihood, once the rehabilitation is completed.
The chief minister left for Mumbai this evening after visiting sites of irrigation project and Chandrapur.
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