Devendra Fadnavis, the deputy chief minister, announced on Tuesday that the government intended to build the Wainganga-Nalganga river connection project’s longest tunnel in Maharashtra. The project’s goal is to transport water from Gosikhurd to Vidarbha’s western, drought-prone region.
Fadnavis responded to Shweta Mahalle’s move to raise attention by saying that this significant initiative would improve the fortunes of various Vidarbha districts, including Wardha, Amravati, Yavatmal, Akola, and Buldhana in addition to Nagpur.
The Deputy CM said that the Rs 82,000 crore project will put an end to the drought-like conditions in the area and revealed that Washim District had been added to the revised plan in response to a request from Karanja MLA Rajendra Patni. He suggested employing gravity force to shift extra water to neighboring Marathwada areas like Hingoli and Parbhani.
The project would irrigate 45% of the land in the east and 55% of the land in Vidarbha. 5.72 lakh hectares of land in the area would be irrigated.