9 Water Resource Projects Approved in Bihar: Saran, Bakhtiyarpur, Jhanjharpur, Sakri, Kamla Balan, Laxmanpur, Shrirampur, and Karmanasha to Benefit

Bihar’s Water Resources Department, Sanjay Kumar Jha, the Water Resources Minister of Bihar and a member of the Janata Dal (United), announced today that nine vital schemes have received approval during a cabinet meeting presided over by the Honorable Chief Minister, Shri Nitish Kumar.

These newly approved schemes are poised to bring about essential improvements in flood protection, irrigation facilities, and transportation infrastructure, benefiting numerous districts across the state.

The approved schemes are as follows:

  1. Rehabilitation of Saran Main Canal (17 km length): This initiative aims to enhance the efficiency and reliability of Saran Main Canal, thereby ensuring better water resource management.
  2. Construction of Staircase Ghat and River Front in Bakhtiyarpur: The project focuses on revitalizing the right bank of the old stream of the river Ganga in Bakhtiyarpur, enhancing its aesthetics and accessibility for the local community.
  3. Rehabilitation of Eastern Link Canal under the Son River Canal System: This scheme is designed to improve the Eastern Link Canal as part of the Son River Canal System, leading to better water distribution and irrigation facilities.
  4. Paving of Karmanasha Link Canal: The upgrading of the Karmanasha Link Canal will enhance water flow and distribution, making it an essential component of Bihar’s irrigation network.
  5. Phase 3 of Kamala Balan Left and Right Embankments Raising, Strengthening, and Top Concretion: This phase focuses on raising, reinforcing, and improving Kamala Balan’s left and right embankments, bolstering flood protection and water management.
  6. Consolidation of Right Service Path of Jhanjharpur Branch Canal: The project aims to strengthen the right service path of the Jhanjharpur Branch Canal, ensuring its durability and efficiency.
  7. Blackening of the Left Service Path of Sakri Branch Canal: This initiative involves enhancing the left service path of the Sakri Branch Canal, enabling better water flow and distribution.
  8. Shrirampur Distributary Improvement: The enhancement of the Shrirampur Distributary is expected to facilitate improved water distribution and management in the region.
  9. Laxmanpur Small Canal Rehabilitation: The rehabilitation of Laxmanpur Small Canal is crucial in ensuring a reliable water supply for irrigation purposes.

These schemes are not only expected to enhance flood protection but also offer improved irrigation facilities, benefiting a significant portion of Bihar’s population.

Additionally, the betterment of transportation infrastructure, especially the riverfront development in Bakhtiyarpur, will contribute to the overall development and prosperity of the state.

This announcement marks a significant step in the state’s efforts to improve its water resources and infrastructure, ultimately leading to a better quality of life for its residents.

The projects are also expected to generate employment opportunities and stimulate economic growth in the region, aligning with the broader goals of the state government for development and progress.


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