Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Friday said that the ambitious Gosikhurd Irrigation Project in Bhandara district will be completed by 2023 to provide irrigation facilities to the farmers. Gosikhurd is an earth-fill dam on Wainganga river in Bhandara district in Vidarbha.
Uddhav Thackeray was speaking at a meeting on Rajiv Hill after visiting the Indira Sagar National Gosekhurd project on Friday. Umred MLA Raju Parve, Tumsar MLA Raju Karemore and Bhandara MLA Narendra Bhondekar as well as all the officials of Vidarbha Irrigation Development Corporation were present in the meeting.
The project will benefit a large part of Chandrapur district. Farmers of Bramhapuri, Nagbhid, Savli talukas will get the benefit of it. The work has been completed at many places, while at a few places it's still in progress.
The deadline for completion of the project was December 2021. However, the Vidarbha Irrigation Development Corporation has now advanced it to the end of the year 2023.