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Friday, August 24, 2012

Sonia Gandhi to visit Barmer

Congress President and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi will visit Barmer on August 30 to inaugurate the ambitious Bamer lift canal project. Sonia Gandhi will be accompanied by Union ministers and chief minister Ashok Gehlot. The UPA Chairperson will inaugurate the project at Adarsh stadium at a grand function.
Chief engineer (special project) Ruparam said a sanction of Rs 681.66 crore was received on February 1, 2007 for the Barmer lift canal project and L&T, Chennai, was given the work order through a tender on March 31, 2008. The head work for the canal has been made at 1435 RD of Indira Gandhi Canal project at Mohangarh in Jaisalmer. Starting from this point, separate pipelines of 195km have been laid. The project will cater to the need of 691 villages of Barmer-Jaisalmer, Barmer city, BSF and Barmer's Uttarlai air force station air personnel. Also, 529 villages of Barmer and 162 villages of Jaisalmer will be benefitted.
A reservoir has been constructed at 1435RD in Mohangarh which will have a capacity of 3,845 million litres and will have storage enough for 21 days' supply. Apart from this, water treatment plant and clean water reservoir have been made. The water would be carried to Barmer city through the 195km long pipeline with two pumping stations.
An intermediate pipelinem 1,500 mm thick and 45.15km long is also laid from Mohangarh to Bhagu ka Gaon. Another pipleline from Bhagu ka Gaon to Kumbharon ki Dhani is 75.65km long and 14,00 mm thick. From Jaisalmer to Barmer city, the pipleline is 74.25km long and 900mm thick.
In the first phase of the project, water has been supplied to 45 villages and Barmer city on an experimental basis. For the second phase, approval for an amount of Rs 202 crore has been received and pipelines for carrying water to 172 villages will be laid.

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