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Updated: 04-01-2019 23:05 IST

Prime Minister

Narendra Modi will inaugurate six irrigation projects.

including the Rs 2,391.36 crore Mandal dam that will provide

irrigation to 19,604 hectare in Palamau and Garhwa districts.

Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das said Friday.

The prime minister will inaugurate six ambitious

irrigation projects on Saturday, which will speed up the

progress of Palamau and Garhwa districts," Das told reporters


The Mandal dam, work on which began in 1972, but has

been stalled since 1993, will be built on North Koel river

under Barwadih block in Latehar district, an official release


It said foundation stone will also be laid for the

Sone canal pipeline irrigation project worth Rs 1,169.28

crore, benefiting Garhwa district.

Four other projects for which the foundation stones

will be laid are: renovation and lining work of Bater Vier

Irrigation Project, renovation of Bain Banki Reservoir

Project, renovation and lining work of Anjanva Reservoir

Project and renovation and lining work for Brahmani irrigation

project (in Chakradharpur block of West Singhbhum district).

"Nobody has had any concern for the people of Palamau

and its farmers since independence. The prime minister is

initiating to bring Palamau and Garhwa on the path of

development," Das said.

He said Modi is committed for all round development of

farmers, villages, the poor, women and the youth.

"The state government is also proud of the farmers.

whose hard work has taken the agriculture growth to 14 per

cent from minus 4.5 per cent," Das said.

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