Centre sanctions Rs 730 crore for Narmada project
Updated : August 29, 2018 11:13 PM IST
Projected as Gujarat's lifeline, it aims to meet the water needs of a major portion of the state.
The canal network of the incomplete project, whose command area covers 17 districts, is spread over 27,000 square km. It will cost an estimated Rs 13,000 crore.
Patel said that the low-interest loan of around Rs 1,500 crore for irrigation projects in Gujarat will be repaid by the state in 15 years, with instalments starting after a three-year grace period.