With the channelization of Swan river and all its tributaries, the people would no more have to suffer the catastrophe of flooding Swan river and they would witness an era of prosperity and development with the production of food grains and vegetables along banks of river.
Chief Minister said giving utmost priority to this major project, the present State Government put sincere efforts with strong political willpower to get clearance for the project in a record nine months period from Government of India (GoI).
The project would benefit a population of 2,35,834 of 165 village and 7163.40 hectare barren land would be reclaimed. In all 387.58 kilometers area would be channelized including 1200 kilometer watershed area.
Virbhadra Singh said that BJP was trying to take credit for this project but it was due to efforts of the Congress Government that this ambitious project was implemented.
He said that the previous BJP Government inaugurated the half completed phase-2 of this project and laid the foundation stone of the third phase without making budgetary provisions and sending detailed project report to the Government of India.
The present State Government had given Rs. 100 crore as State share for the 4th phase of the project while detailed project report would be made for third phase and State Government would provide its share for it.