Chief Minister will lay the foundation stone of Siktia Mega Lift Sichai Yojana for Deoghar and Jamtara districts to irrigate 13,164 hectares of land

Ranchi: Under the leadership of Chief Minister Hemant Soren foundation stone of the Sikatiya Mega Lift Sichai Yojana will be laid on 09 October 2023 for the Deoghar and Jamtara districts.

Chief Minister Hemant Soren will lay the foundation stone of Mega Lift Irrigation Scheme in village Sikatia, block Sarath, and district Deoghar.

This scheme will be constructed at a cost of Rs 484.35 crore.

Preparations for the foundation stone laying ceremony have been completed.

Pressing need of the Scheme

In Sarath, Karo, Vidyasagar and Jamtara blocks under Deoghar and Jamtara districts, irrigation was impossible through traditional canal systems because of the cultivable land at a height above the river level and due to excessive land acquisition of cultivable land in this system.

Sikatiya Mega Lift Irrigation Scheme has been prepared to provide irrigation facilities by lifting water through the pipeline.

Through this, in order to ensure continuous availability of water for pumping, a circular irrigation facility will be provided in the irrigated area through a water pipeline from the pump motor from the upstream of Ajay Barrage located near Sikatiya village.

Apart from mainly paddy, cultivation of mustard, green gram beans, wheat and maize will also be possible in the proposed area.

For the purpose of providing water for agriculture related activities and animals, in case of excessive rainfall and limited need of water in the fields, a provision has been made to transfer the water and fill the nearby ponds, so that the villagers always get water through the ponds.

Farmers of four blocks of 27 Panchayats to benefit

As a result of the implementation of this scheme, a population of 1, 11,174 people living in 4 blocks of 27 panchayats of Deoghar and Jamtara district will benefit.

13,930 people coming from Scheduled Caste and 26,346 people hailing from the Scheduled Tribe people residing in these areas will be immensely benefitted.

The scheme will benefit farmers of 06 panchayats of Sarath block, 06 of Karon block, 12 of Vidyasagar block and 03 panchayats of Jamtara block.

The Chief Minister had given his directions to start the construction of Mega Lift Yojana to provide irrigation facilities in Masaliya and Raneshwar block under Dumka district, through which irrigation and water supply schemes will be started for 22 thousand hectares of land.

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