Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid foundation stone of revival of six irrigation projects, including North Koel (Mandal Dam) project amounting to 2,500 crore rupees and Kanhar Stone Pipeline irrigation system.
The Mandal Dam project will help around one lakh 11 thousand hectares of agricultural land in Jharkhand and Bihar to get irrigation facilities and 24 MW of electricity will also be produced.
Other projects are irrigation canal from Sone river in Bihar to Garhwa in Jharkhand, Bater Wear reservior for Palamu, Baini Banki Reservoir for Garhwa, Anjanawa reservoir for Chatra and Brahmani irrigation project for Chakradharpur in West Singhbhum.
Prime Minister Modi stressed on various aspects of development.
Jharkhand has recorded 18 percent growth in the growth rate of agriculture in last four year and present Raghubar Das government is taking many steps, like subsidised agriculture equipments and seeds, free crops insurance, sending farmers to Israel for training.
Later in the day, Mr Modi will dedicate to the nation, Balasore-Haldia-Durgapur section of LPG pipeline project of IOCL and the Balasore multi modal logistic park, at Baripada in Odisha.
He will unveil plaque to mark the commencement of work for the development and conservation of Rasika Ray temple at ancient fort, at Haripurgarh.
The Prime Minister will also lay the foundation stone for the four laning of various National Highway projects and inaugurate six passport seva kendras. He will also address a public gathering at Baripada.