PM Modi inaugurates development projects in Karnataka
PM Modi inaugurates development projects in Karnataka

KARNATAKA: India Prime Minister Narendra Modi today, January  19, laid the foundation stone and inaugurated a number of developmental projects related to irrigation, drinking water besides a National Highway development project at Kodekal in Yadgiri district.

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, Governor Thaawarchand Gehlot, Union Minister of State for Chemicals & Fertilizers Bhagwanth Khuba, several Ministers from the state cabinet, legislators and officials were present at the event.

Notably, this is PM's  second visit to the poll-bound Karnataka this month. Earlier on January 12, he  was in Hubballi where he inaugurate the National Youth Festival.

The trip also gains significance, as the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party prepares for assembly elections in the state, due by May and has set a target of winning a minimum of 150 seats out of total 224.

Looking to providing safe and adequate drinking water through individual household tap connections to all households, the Prime Minster in Kodekal laid the foundation stone for Yadgiri multi-village drinking water supply scheme under Jal Jeevan Mission. Also a water treatment plant of 117 MLD will be built under the scheme.

The project, which costs over Rs 2,050 crore, will provide potable water to about 2.3 lakh households of more than 700 rural habitations and three towns of Yadgiri district.

During the programme, the PM also inaugurated the Narayanpur Left Bank Canal, the  Extension Renovation and Modernisation Project (NLBC - ERM).

The project can irrigate 4.5 lakh hectares of command area with a canal carrying capacity of 10,000 cusecs. More than three lakh farmers in 560 villages in the districts of Kalaburagi, Yadgiri, and Vijayapura will profit from it. The project will cost about Rs 4,700 crores in total.

He also laid the foundation stone of the 65.5 km section of NH-150C. The Surat-Chennai Expressway includes this 6-lane Greenfield road project. Its construction will cost around Rs 2,000 crore.

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