Haryana to spend ₹341cr on dam to revive Saraswati

Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar said that an amount of Rs 341 crore will be spent on dam and barrage to be developed at Adi Badri to rejuvenate Saraswati river. Following his visit in Jagadhri earlier in the day, Haryana CM Manohar Lal visited Adi Badri, which is considered as the origin place of Saraswati river as per Hindu texts.

On coming January 21, the chief ministers of Haryana and Himachal Pradesh states would be signing a memorandum of understanding, giving approval to development of dam at Adi Badri on the channel of Som Nadi, a contributing tributary of Yamuna river.

CM Manohar is chairman of Haryana Sarasvati Heritage Development Board, and he was accompanied by HSHDB vice-chairman Dhuman Singh, Haryana education minister Kanwar Pal, Ambala MP Rattan Lal Kataria, Yamunanagar MLA Ghanshyam Dass Arora and Yamunanagar deputy commissioner Parth Gupta. During his visit, the CM discussed the development of dam and barrage with the concerned officials and gave necessary instructions.

“The dam will be developed on the panchayat lands of Rampur Hediyan, Rampur Kamboyan and Chhalour villages. The government is every possible efforts to provide water to the farmers of Haryana. The Haryana government is working to preserve the ancient heritage of Adi Badri region. This project will play important role in water conservation, irrigation, providing drinking water and tourism,” said Haryana CM Manohar.

HSHDB vice-chairman Dhuman Singh said the CMs of Haryana and HP will sign MoU to develop dam at Adi Badri on January 21, 2022.

Yamunanagar superintendent of polic Kamaldeep Goyal, Bilaspur sub-division magistrate Jaspal Singh Gill and senior officials of Haryana irrigation and water resources department were also present on this occasion.

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