PM Modi in Jharkhand : Inaugurates Mandal Dam Project

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday inaugurated six irrigation projects in Jharkhand’s Palamu, Garhwa and Chatra districts. The projects include Rs 2,391.36 crore Mandal dam that will provide irrigation to 19,604 hectare in Palamau and Garhwa districts.

The prime minister also laid foundation stone for the Sone canal pipeline irrigation project worth Rs 1,169.28 crore, benefiting Garhwa district. The ambitious Mandal dam, work on which began in 1972, but has been stalled since 1993, will be built on North Koel river under Barwadih block in Latehar district.

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