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PM Modi inaugurates Narmada canal

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    2nd Sep, 2022


Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Narmada canal that will bring water to Kutch from the Narmada Sarovar dam in south Gujarat.


About Narmada River:

  • The Narmada, the largest Westwardflowing river, rises near the Amarkantak range of mountains in Madhya Pradesh.
  • It is the fifth largest river in the country and the largest one in Gujarat.
  • It traverses Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, and Gujarat and meets the Gulf of Cambay.  
  • The total length of the river from source to sea is 1312 kilometers(815 miles).

Important Tributaries

Tributaries in the south

  • The Shakkar
  • The Sher
  • The Tawa (longest tributary)
  • The Dudhi
  • The Ganjal

Tributaries in the north

  • The Barna
  • The Hiran
  • The Karam
  • The Choral
  • The Lohar

Narmada canal and branches

  • This project will cover Saurashtra, Kachchh as well as parts of North Gujarat (Ahmedabad, Mehsana, Banaskantha, Sabarkantha, and Panchmahal).

Need for the initiative

  • To boost the agricultural sector.
  • To expand the dairy industry.

Why Kutch is strategic for Gujarat?

  • Kutch had the largest cement plants in the world.
  • It stood second in the world in welding pipe manufacturing
  • Also holds the world’s second-largest textile plant and it also houses Asia’s first Special Economic Zone (SEZ) at Mundra.
  • Kandla and Mundra ports handle 30% of India’s cargo, and the district produces 30% of the country’s salt.
  • Kutch produces 2,500 MW of power from solar and wind energy.

Sardar Sarovar Project:

  • The Project is one of the largest water resources projects of India covering four major states – Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Gujrat, and Rajasthan.
  • The dam’s spillway discharging capacity (30.7 lakhs cusecs) would be the third highest in the world.
  • The Narmada Main Canal would be the largest irrigation canal in the world.

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