The state government has issued administrative approval of 627 lakh 57 thousand for the restoration of 8 old water bodies (ponds) of the district. With the special effort of the State Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Horticulture and Food Processing, Bharat Singh Kushwaha, the government has sanctioned such a huge amount for the restoration of these reservoirs. These reservoirs are located under the Gwalior Rural Legislative Assembly constituency of the district.
Minister of State Kushwaha informed that the villagers were waiting for a long time for the deepening and rejuvenation of these ponds with the aim of increasing the ground water level in Gwalior rural area. Kushwaha informed that after making a special request to Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, he has got the approval of these ponds. Kushwaha informed that after the renovation of these ponds, thousands of farmers around the ponds would be benefitted. With the increase in the water level of drinking water sources, where villagers will get water for drinking, the problem of water of cattle will also be solved. In addition, irrigation can also be done for agriculture.
Kushwaha said that the state government is moving ahead with full force for the construction of self-reliant Madhya Pradesh. Despite the odd circumstances of the Corona period, the government is giving special priority to development works and schemes related to farmers’ welfare. In this episode, the government has approved the restoration of these ponds. He has expressed his gratitude to Chief Minister Chouhan for this.
These ponds will be renovated
Minister of State (Independent Charge) Bharat Singh Kushwaha informed that among the ponds which are being renovated, Bahangi Khurd pond at a cost of 13 lakh 18 thousand, Badera pond from 15 lakh, Tiholi pond from 19 lakh 27 thousand, 50 lakh from 20 thousand. Bijoti pond, Jakhara pond from 25 lakh 30 thousand, Bilhara pond from 111 lakh 50 thousand, Parsen pond from 165 lakh and Jalalpur pickup beer at a cost of Rs 232 lakh 12 thousand are included.