Chouhan, in a letter to Bharti, also requested her for early clearance of pending irrigation projects of the state.

He said that the state government has completed Narmada-Kshipra Link Project costing Rs 400 crore.

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, Chouhan said.

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.

(Agencies)

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