SILCHAR, Feb 25: Irrigation and soil conservation minister, Chandan Kumar Sarkar, is on a spree to lay foundation stones of irrigation projects in Barak Valley and in between iugurate some of them completed. After laying the foundation stone of Borjurai – Mahisa irrigation projects near Berenga, he iugurated the Chotojalenga project the same day. The Chotojalenga flow irrigation scheme from Rupacherra la built under scheduled caste special plan – 2012-13 was completed on Tuesday. It was taken up for construction on December 29, 2014.
It took almost two years for the completion of the 80 metre long cal which would eble the farmers to get their lands irrigated through the flow of its water. Chandan Kumar Sarkar expressed his happiness that his department was able to take up schemes and implement them on time for the benefit of common people as committed by his government led by Tarun Gogoi. The total cost of the project involved an expenditure of Rs.45 lakh plus.
The minister addressing a gathering said his government has laid special focus on the scheduled caste people for their overall development. The potential created by this scheme is to make available irrigation facility for net irrigated area 55 hectares and 50 hectares annual irrigated area.
The benefited village of the project will be Dasgram, Chotojalenga part II. The people of Dasgram expressed their satisfaction at the irrigation facility provided to them which would eventually lead to round the year cultivation of their land and help in increasing products. This would also boost up their economy and uplift socially. Girindra Mullick, MLA of Dholai, along with all other high officials of the irrigation and soil conservation department were present.