In a letter to Bharti on Sunday, Chouhan urged for early clearance of pending irrigation projects of the state, an official release said on Monday.

He said that fulfilling river linking dream of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the state government has completed Narmada-Kshipra Link Project costing Rs 400 crore.

This will make available water not only for Simhastha- 2016 but also for industrial units in Ujjain, Dewas and Pithampur and 300 villages.

Chouhan said that the estimated cost of Narmada-Malwa Link project is Rs 26,000 crore and the state government cannot mobilize such large sum from its own resources.

Therefore, it needs to be declared as a national project and it fulfils all norms of national project set by Government of India, he said.

In the letter, the Chief Minister also urged to declare Bargi diversion as a national project.


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