Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan sign MoU for Parbati-Kalisindh-Chambal river linking project

Chief Ministers of Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, Mohan Yadav and Bhajanlal, signed a deal on Sunday to begin work on the Parbati-Kalisindh-Chambal river connection project in Bhopal, which will cost Rs 72,000 crore.

During an event on Sunday in Bhopal, the chief ministers signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The project will bring water to 13 districts in Rajasthan, as well as the Malwa and Chambal areas of Madhya Pradesh.

It will also aid in irrigation for at least 2.8 lakh area in both states, as well as supplementation of route tanks in the states.

“Following this agreement, drinking water and irrigation facilities can be expanded in 13 districts of Madhya Pradesh including Morena, Gwalior, Sheopur, and Rajgarh.” Yadav stated in his speech after the signing of the MoU.

“Every drop of water will be used in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh, which will write a new chapter in the development of both states,” the Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister added.

According to Rajasthan Chief Minister Bhajanlal Sharma, the river linking project will improve ties between the two states and benefit both.

He also stated that efforts will be made to construct a corridor connecting the Mahakal Shiv temple in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh, and the Khatu Shyam temple in Rajasthan. The Chief Minister stated that “this will increase the number of tourists and devotees in the two states.”