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Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat Chairs Meeting on Rehabilitation of Ferozpur Feeder for Water Supply

Delhi: The Union Minister for Jal Shakti, Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, spearheaded a crucial meeting in New Delhi today, focusing on the rehabilitation of the Ferozpur Feeder, a vital component of water supply for irrigation in Rajasthan. The meeting brought together a diverse range of stakeholders, including Member of Parliament Shri Nihal Chand, MLA Gurveer Singh Brar, and officials from the Central Water Commission (CWC) and water resources departments of both Punjab and Rajasthan, alongside farmers from Ganganagar and Hanumangarh districts of Rajasthan.

During the meeting, it was disclosed that the Pre-Feasibility report submitted by the Government of Punjab to the Central Water Commission for the Rehabilitation and Relining of the Ferozpur Feeder, spanning 51 kilometers, has been endorsed. This feeder canal plays a pivotal role in supplying water to the Bikaner Canal, benefiting the agricultural regions of Ganganagar and Hanumangarh districts in Rajasthan.

Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat directed officials from Punjab and Rajasthan to expedite the submission of the Detailed Project Report (DPR) to the Central Water Commission. Once received, the DPR will undergo a thorough examination by the CWC and subsequent approval by the Advisory Committee of the Department of Water Resources, River Development, and Ganga Rejuvenation (DoWR, RD&GR).

In addition to addressing the rehabilitation of the Ferozpur Feeder, the meeting delved into various other issues concerning water management and irrigation in the region. The discussions underscored the importance of collaborative efforts among stakeholders to ensure the efficient utilization and management of water resources for sustainable agricultural practices and socio-economic development in Rajasthan.

The meeting chaired by Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat signifies the government’s commitment to addressing critical infrastructure projects aimed at enhancing water supply and irrigation facilities in the country. It reflects a proactive approach towards resolving longstanding challenges and promoting holistic water resource management for the benefit of farmers and communities across Rajasthan.

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