Centre to transform ravines of Chambal area into arable land with World Bank assist: Tomar


New Delhi, July 26

The Centre, in collaboration with the World Bank, has determined to transform a big space of ravines in Gwalior-Chambal belt of Madhya Pradesh into arable land, and a preliminary report for a similar shall be ready in a month, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar mentioned on Sunday.

After preparation of the preliminary report, subsequent conferences shall be held with the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh for additional plan of action, he mentioned.

A call on this regard was taken in a digital assembly with World Bank consultant Adarsh Kumar, who mentioned the financial institution was eager to work in Madhya Pradesh, an official assertion mentioned.

“More than 3 lakh hectares of rugged land is not cultivable and if this area is improved, then this will help in the integrated development of the Bihad area in Gwalior–Chambal region,” the assertion quoted Tomar as saying within the digital assembly.

He additional mentioned the undertaking wouldn’t solely assist in enhancing agricultural growth and atmosphere however would additionally create employment alternatives and result in substantive growth of the area.

Tomar mentioned there was a variety of scope for growth of the Beehad space in Gwalior–Chambal area, including that the Chambal Expressway could be constructed and move by way of this space, by which the general growth of the area could be doable.

“It was decided that the substantive project would be prepared in collaboration and support from the World Bank to accomplish this work…it has been decided to prepare a preliminary project report within a month,” the assertion mentioned.

Vivek Aggarwal, Joint Secretary within the Union Agriculture Ministry, mentioned all elements associated to know-how, infrastructure, capital value, funding, amongst others shall be considered earlier than initiating the work on the proposed undertaking with minimal finances allocation.

Participating within the assembly, Agriculture Production Commissioner KK Singh mentioned the previous undertaking had been revived and could be undertaken below the steerage of the Union Agriculture Minister.

Rajmata Vijayaraje Scindia Agricultural University Vice Chancellor SK Rao mentioned the work could possibly be completed conserving in thoughts the general agricultural growth of the area, the assertion added. PTI



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