Phase-1 of the project has been developed at a cost of Rs. 1,562 crore with 58 km of pipeline. It is aimed at benefiting 10 dams with 6,475 MCFT of water from the Narmada canal network. A total land area of 47,943 hectares in three districts – Jamnagar, Rajkot and Morbi – will be irrigated under the project.
PM Narendra Modi today inaugurated the 1st of the 4 phases of the ambitious irrigation scheme (worth Rs 12000 cr), Saurashtra Narmada Avtaran Irrigation Yojana (SAUNI), at the Aji-3 dam near Rajkot.
So let’s do:
1. ______ has inaugurated the first of the 4 phases of the ambitious irrigation scheme,SAUNI, at the Aji-3 dam near Rajkot.
2. Expand the term SAUNI?
Source – The Hindu