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Daily Archives: February 15, 2017

Special plan to increase irrigation area prepared

Bhopal: An ambitious workplan of increasing irrigation capacity from 40 lakh hectare till the year 2018 to 60 lakh hectare in 2025 in the state from all government sources has been prepared. Drinking water is being supplied in nearby cities and villages through the dams of the Department of Water Resources apart from the Irrigation Department. A sum of Rs 25,000 crore will be invested in irrigation projects in the state in the next three …

Saints withdraw their agitation against government

Bhopal: Seers and temple priests today withdrew their protest against a proposed bill by the state government, which they claim seeks to take control of land of temples and hand over their management to district collectors, on an assurance given by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. The agitators claimed the proposed legislation was aimed at handing over the management of temples to district collectors. “Chief Minister had sent his officials to meet us. Chouhan also …