Mirzapur, July 15 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday launched a number of projects including the much awaited Bansagar canal which is expected to provide a big boost to irrigation.
The Prime Minister arrived in Mirzapur on Sunday, on the second day of his visit to Uttar Pradesh.
The Bansagar Canal project would help at least 1.70 lakh farmers of both Mirzapur and Allahabad with the irrigation sector receiving a huge boost.
A joint venture of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Bihar, the canal is 171 km long.
"The Bansagar project of about Rs 3,500 crore will not just provide irrigation in Mirzapur but also 1.5 lakh hectares of this whole area including Allahabad," Modi said while addressing a gathering in Mirzapur.
He also laid the foundation stone of the Mirzapur Medical College, inaugurated 100 Pradhan Mantri Jan Aushadi Kendras and a bridge over the Ganga river.