In the Today’s state Assembly Gujarat’s Chief Minister Vijay Rupani confessed that canals, under Sardar Sarovar Narmada project having a cumulative length of 20,951.73 kilometres, were yet to be constructed.
CM Vijay Rupani, who handles the Narmada portfolio, replied to a written query by Congress MLA Shailesh Parmar, on the progress of the canal network of the project, during the Question Hour today
Vijay Rupani said in his written reply that “out of the total approved length of 71,748.19 kilometres, canals having a cumulative length of 20,951.73 km were yet to be built.”
“While the main canal, having a length of 458.32 km was already completed, 129.47 km of branch canals, 382.93 km of distributories, 2898.63 km of minor canals and 17,540.70 km of sub-minor canals were yet to be built across the state”, CM Vijay Rupani quoted.
CM Rupani Added that “these canals would be completed at the earliest, subject to granting of permissions by various departments, as they passed through forests, sanctuaries and private lands.”
“Since sub-minor canals were being built in partnership with beneficiary farmers, the pending work of these canals will be finished as and when farmers gave permission to construct these canals,” Rupani Further explained.