Saryu Canal National Project

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    • Recently, the Prime Minister of India inaugurated the Saryu Canal National Project in the Balrampur district of Uttar Pradesh.

    About Saryu Canal National Project

    • The work on the Saryu Canal National Project began in 1978.
    • It is in line with the Government’s commitment to complete long-pending projects and also harness water resources for the benefit of farmers and to further Ease of Living.
      • The project has been completed at a cost of around 10 thousand crore rupees, of which around 50 per cent of funds were made available in the last four years.
    • The project involves the interlinking of five rivers – Ghagra, Saryu, Rapti, Banganga and Rohin. 
    • The Project starts from the Saryu Barrage at Bahraich. 
      • The main canal is 318 km long and many sub canals with a length of over 66 hundred kilometres have been linked to it.

    Benefits 

    • The project has come as a new hope to the farmers of the water-deficient eastern Uttar Pradesh.
    •  It project will solve irrigation-related problems in Eastern Uttar Pradesh and will be a boon to the farmers. 

    Source: AIR