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Rs 4,000 crore tender for Bhadbhut barrage, part of Kalpasar project soon:Narendra Modi(Video)

By our correspondent, Rajkot, 5 May 2013

Speaking at large gathering of villagers from all over Saurashtra region at Bhadar dam in Rajkot district today, Gujarat Chief Minister Shri Narendra Modi said that tender for Rs 4,000 crore works on Bhadbhut barrage which is part of ambitious Kalpsar project will be floated soon.

He said, construction of Bhadbhut barrage in Bharuch district of central Gujarat will prevent surplus Narmada water going to the sea, and conserve it on land. A canal will be constructed to supply water stored in Bhadbhut barrage to Kalpsar. Thus surplus water of Narmada water will go to Kalpsar, and work on this project will start soon.

Modi said that 80 percent feasibility reports for Kalpsar project are over.

Modi said the project has capacity to solve the problem of water in Saurashstra for next 100 years.

Modi attacked centre for not allowing erection of gates over Narmada dam. He said the state government is ready to keep the gates open which would ensure that there’s no further submergence, but central government is not concerned about progress of Narmada project, the centre just is concerned about bhai, bhatijas.

In his speech, Shri Modi profusely congratulated Saurashtra Jaldhara Trust(NGO) that organized the programme and took on the so-called activists over their double standards. “Had this NGO been English speaking, with people who wear torn Kurtas with Jholas, who frequent 5 Star hotels and got money from overseas, it would have been praised all over India and the world. Oppose Narmada and you will shine on TV but support it and it is different,” he stated.

About Bhadbhut Barrage

-11 km long and 100 ft wide Bhadbhut barrage will be constructed near the mouth of Narmada river near Hansot. It will connect Hansot and Hazira through six lane highway.The initial cost of barrage was announced at around Rs 2500 crore by state Finance Minister last year in Gujarat assembly.

-Once constructed, the barrage will store more water than total water storage capacity of Saurashtra’s two biggest dams Shetrunji and Bhadar together.

-Bhadbhut dam will be connected to Kalpasar project through a 32 km long canal which is yet to be constructed.

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  1. Nirmal says:

    The no.1 enemy of Gujarat people Congress Party will try every trick to stall this project.

  2. accept or reject ! says:

    I am with you.
    100% +
    Very Good Luck…

  3. Bhatt says:

    Kalpsar is the name of candy given to every Saurashtrian by politicians. Current water scarcity in Saurashtra required measures taken about 10 years back. It is said this plan does not even have environmental clearance, then why the hell govt keep talking about it?

    Did we know about BRTS this much? Did we hear about riverfront this much? Still they exist. This clearly means that Kalpsar is not going to happen.

  4. Amarendra Pratap Singh says:

    Its looking good. Environmental concerns doesn’t make much sense when ppl don’t have water to drink and irrigate their land. I remember Mrs. Gandhi quote on some International forum that poverty is bigger pollution than environmental pollution. On the cost benefit basis if social benefits are too huge then environment can be taken care of later on or some amendments may be made in the projects to incorporate environmental concerns.

    • Bhatt says:

      Agreed. I do not question it’s feasibility. I question the possibility of it being implemented in nearer future. Guj Govt keeps taking credit and showing dreams for it since 10 years and no soil has even been dug to make it possible. The scarcity today would not have existed had Narmada canal been working till the end of pipe.

    • Amit says:

      Dear Sir, just passing by and felt like sharing a thought, to be honest, I don’t know why, the generations that are currently ruling this nation and the globe practically, think that having tons of money is good enough to survive, but just think of this scenario, where you have loads and loads of money like uncle scrooge in the famous disney cartoon show Duck Tales where e swims in a gigantic vault of money, but no land to irrigate because they are all eroded owing to the lack of forests, and the deserts are spreading by the same virtue, the rivers are no more flowing because we already cut down the trees that would block the winds and consecutively the clouds and make them rain, and diverted all the remaining fresh water for our ever growing needs, without thinking enough on how to replenish the same, the vehicles are many, but viola, we’re actually running out of fossil fuels. Dear Sir, will your loads of money be of a good enough nutritional value to be edible and make us live our lives, replacing the now so scarce food and water. I don’t know why everyone misses that, “THIS PLANET, SIR, WE DON’T OWN IT, WE’VE BORROWED IT FROM OUR CHILDREN, BORN AND THOSE YET TO COME”. Everyone is so ready to just neglect the environment to make that extra money. Hello! Get up! We can’t eat money, we need food, that can’t be made in factories even unless something comes from the farms, and the air we breathe, we might not realize how precious it is, but I had this experience in Ahmedabad, some years back, when it was utterly impossible to keep your eyes open for like 20 seconds, because they would have this utterly intolerable burning sensation because of the pollutants that we all so indiscriminately discharged into the air. Its really high time to go back to a way of less money, but more life, a way of living where in we understand that its the planet that is sustaining us and not the pieces of paper and metal and plastics we call “CURRENCY”. If we won’t save ourselves, and our children to come, no one will. No offenses, just a humble request Sir.

  5. Prakash C Sheth says:

    RE:BHADBHUT barrage and KALPASAR Project, Given the FEASIBILITY of KALPASAR project as shown in the picture, Would it NOT be better to CONNECT the same Near GHOGHA in Saurashtra and little south of DAHEJ, which appears CLOSER on the Map for construction on BAY of CAMBAY and YET can GIVE larger area for FRESH WATER. It will be a gigantic TASK to DRAIN OUT all SALTY water and remove SALINITY from the coastal SOIL. The State Govt. must make Construction of CANALS a top Priority especially for SAURASTRA and KUTTCH, and make SARDAR SAROVAR DAM waters reaching water starved regions.

  6. pravin sheth says:

    date 27 June 2013,

    It is a very good project to cater the water requirement of Saurashtra as my native is Savarkundla, and I welcome this project.

    only thing what I would like to bring to the kind notice notice of shri Narendra Modiji CM-GoG and to his support responsible staff is that,

    01 it is understood that only a SPILL WATER of Sardar Sarovar dam may be available during
    monsoon, then in case of a dry situation, what will be the alternate measures?

    02 If likely tidal salty water can not be taken care, then probably sweet water may become
    salty water, how Govt. will assure that such mixing will be taken care.

    03 Since many corporate industries are set around Dahej industrial area,
    how Govt/GPCB will assure that this water will not be polluted by industries.

    04 Now a days, in order to achieve good saving on electricity bills, people use very freely
    CFL lamps, but so far no regulation is set by MoEF/GPCB on it’ free discarding, , so
    probably this water may be polluted with MERCURY pollution. what will be Govt. actions for
    we hope GOVT.seniors will study and give due consideration to my points,and and will take due care for above cited points, if not acceptablr technically, then they should inform me with reasoning.
    this feed back may be incorporated in forthcoming ‘ENVIRONMERNT PUBLIC HEARINGS’minuites oof meeting.
    i may be contacted if, any further inputs are reqd. from my site, as I welcome this project BUT with due mitigations ‘SWOT’ (strength, weaknesses, opportunity & threat ) analysis.
    reader’s comments are welcome.
    pravinbhai sheth
    senior citizen & environmentalist.

  7. One Gujju Bharti says:

    Deare sir.
    If politics can be kept out of all Indian nationale any project for the good of the people.
    Then then only the nation will progres further and faster,for the good of the people.
    So ohh Politician please keep your party and parsonale selfish agenda out in serving the people.
    You all are public servents so do ownest work for the people who have given a job to you just to do that.
    And you have swore to do just that.AND not to loot or stay in power by disit and chit.
    Now people have finally woken up so do not full them or play with there filling any more.
    This is what I think,do not about you all.
    Thank you.

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