Chhattisgarh to lay power lines along river banks for irrigation in forests

The Chhattisgarh government has decided to lay electricity lines along the river banks in forest areas of the state for the expansion of irrigation facilities for farmers.

As per the state government, the funds will be utilised from District Mineral Foundation (DMF) for laying the electricity lines on the banks of rivers in the aspirational districts, particularly Bastar, Surguja and Korba. The work of laying power transmission lines on the banks of the Indravati (Bastar), Shabari (Sukma), Hasdeo (Korba) rivers and water bodies in Dantewada will be done on priority and a proper action plan be prepared. Besides, to ensure irrigation facilities in the areas which lack electricity supply, solar pumps should be provided to farmers under the Saur Sujala Yojana.

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