Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Thursday and thanked him for approving the Ken-Betwa River Link project in the Union budget.
Chouhan also invited the Prime Minister to visit the state for the groundbreaking ceremony of the multi-crore project linking the Ken and Betwa rivers.
“I thanked PM Modi for the Centre’s approval of the Ken-Betwa River Linkage Project of over Rs 44,000 crore on behalf of the people of MP. Dams will be constructed under the project for the irrigating 10 lakh hectares of land and providing drinking water to 50 lakh people,” he told reporters after the meeting.
The project will change the lives of people in Bundelkhand, a drought-prone region split between Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh, he said.
“We have launched different projects in Madhya Pradesh. I informed him about it,” the chief minister said and added that he invited Modi to grace the inauguration ceremony of the Ken-Betwa project.
“I have asked the Prime Minister to inaugurate the Indore ‘waste to value project’ from which 17,500kg of CNG will be produced and 55 metric tonnes of waste will be disposed of,” he said.
Chouhan said the women in the self-help groups will run factories preparing nutritious “ready-to-eat” foods for the aaganwadis (child care centres) that were previously provided by contractors.
“Women’s self-help groups will run seven ready-to-eat factories in MP. I have asked the Prime Minister to inaugurate this project,” he added.
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