The Bhupendra Patel government of the state has taken a decision in the interest of the farmers. Keeping this in mind that the farmers do not face the problem of irrigation water, 74 ponds in two talukas of North Gujarat will be filled with water from the Sabarmati Reservoir Dharoi Dam. By filling these lakes, 2700 farmers cultivating 5800 hectares of land will get the benefit of irrigation. 118 km long pipeline will be laid to fill the ponds and check dams at an estimated cost of Rs 317 crore.
Decision to fill 74 ponds of North Gujarat
In the interest of farmers, it has been decided to fill 74 ponds including check dams and ponds of 53 villages of Satlasana and Kheralu in two talukas of North Gujarat. Due to the geographical location of the command area of the Dharoi dam on the Sabarmati river at Dharoi in Satlasana taluka of Mehsana district, 37 villages of these two talukas could not be included in the command area. The farmers of these talukas are mainly engaged in animal husbandry and agriculture.
Due to the irregularity of rainfall in this area, the ground water level has also gone down. Not only this, they do not get enough water for irrigation and animal husbandry. He has taken this important decision after giving a positive and sensible response to the representations made by the farmers and pioneers of these areas to the Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel for the solution of this problem.
118.14 km long pipeline will be laid at a cost of 317 crores
According to the decision taken by the Chief Minister, there is a plan to fill the ponds of Kheralu and Satlasana talukas and raise the ground water level by laying new pipelines to use water from Dharoi dam in the villages of these two talukas. By directly connecting ponds and 8 check dams of about 53 villages of Kheralu and Satlasana talukas and indirectly to 8 ponds and 5 check dams, a total of 74 ponds-check dams will provide water to irrigate 5808 hectares of land.
A total length of 118.14 km pipeline along with extension pipeline will be laid for this purpose and the state government will spend Rs 317 crore on the scheme to provide irrigation facilities to more than 2700 farmers of two talukas. A total of 400 mcft water will be drawn from this reservoir to fill these ponds with water from Dharoi dam in a phased manner.
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