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Ashok Gehlot Writes to PM Modi on Loan Approval for Rajiv Gandhi Lift Canal Project

File picture of Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot (PTI File)

The Rajasthan authorities has began efforts to get early loans for the undertaking for the availability of fresh ingesting water to 5 cities and a couple of,104 villages in Rajasthan.

  • PTI Jaipur
  • Last Updated: November 20, 2020, 8:31 IST
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Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging him to direct the Finance Ministry for early approval of mortgage for the long-pending Rajiv Gandhi raise canal part III undertaking, an official assertion stated. The Rajasthan authorities has began efforts to get early loans for the undertaking for the availability of fresh ingesting water to 5 cities and a couple of,104 villages within the western area of the state. Gehlot additionally urged the prime minister to direct Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to get a mortgage of Rs 1163.2 crore accredited quickly, it stated.

In the letter, he wrote that the Rajiv Gandhi raise canal undertaking must be executed rapidly for the availability of fresh ingesting water within the cities of Jodhpur, Phalodi, Bilara, Pipar City and Samdari within the desert area and a couple of,104 villages. For this, the state authorities had submitted a web-based software to the Economic Affairs Department of the Union Finance Ministry on March 6 this yr, which has additionally been accredited by the screening committee of the division on June 11 this yr.

The chief minister knowledgeable that the state authorities has additionally submitted an in depth motion plan report (DPR) of the ingesting water scheme to the Union Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry. Officials of the state authorities are in fixed contact with the officers of the involved ministries of the central authorities on this matter. In this regard, Gehlot has urged the prime minister to direct the Finance Ministry for early approval of mortgage for the scheme, the assertion stated.

Early execution of the proposed Rajiv Gandhi raise canal phase-III undertaking will present clear ingesting water provide to a big inhabitants of villages and cities of western Rajasthan.

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