Prime Minister Narendra Modi, today dedicated the Mohanpura Irrigation Project to the nation. This project will facilitate irrigation of agricultural land in Rajgarh district. It will also provide drinking water to villages in the surrounding areas. The Prime Minister also laid the foundation stone of various drinking water schemes.
The Prime Minister said that Rajgarh district is among the Aspirational Districts identified by the Government, and development work will now be speeded up here. He said the Union Government, keeping in mind the needs of the country, placing faith in its capabilities, is working towards taking India to new heights in the 21st century. He appreciated the Government of Madhya Pradesh, for the work done by it in the agriculture sector, and for its development initiatives. He praised the state government for the increase in the irrigated area in the state. He said the Union Government would walk shoulder to shoulder with the state government in supporting the irrigation targets of the state. He said 14 projects are also being implemented in the state under the Centre’s flagship irrigation scheme, Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana (PMKSY). He added that emphasis was also being given to micro-irrigation.
The Prime Minister mentioned various initiatives being taken by the Union Government for the agricultural sector, such as soil health cards, Fasal Bima Yojana, e-NAM among various others. He also spoke of the benefits of the Ujjwala Yojana and the Mudra Yojana during his address.