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The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi dedicating to the Nation Phase-I (Link 2) & laying foundation stone for Phase-II (Link 2) of SAUNI Yojana, at Botad, in Gujarat on April 17, 2017. The Chief Minister of Gujarat, Shri Vijay Rupani, the Minister of State for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare and Panchayati Raj, Shri Parshottam Rupala, the Deputy Chief Minister of Gujarat, Shri Nitinbhai Patel and other dignitaries are also seen.

PM launches projects related to SAUNI Yojana at Botad

Botad:17/4/17:The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today dedicated to the nation, Phase-1 (Link 2) of the SAUNI (Saurashtra Narmada Avtaran Irrigation) Yojana, at Botad. He also laid the Foundation Stone of Phase 2 (Link 2) of the SAUNI Yojana.

Earlier, he welcomed Narmada water into the Krishna Sagar Lake by pressing a button and offering flower petals.

Addressing a public meeting, he described water as a holy offering from nature. He said water is reaching Saurashtra with the blessings of the River Narmada. He said this is the result of a lot of effort, and would benefit the farmers.

He complimented the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan for the work done by him on river water conservation, and the Narmada.

He called for the extensive use of drip irrigation, and said the Union Government is working on ways to help double incomes in the agriculture sector.

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