Detailed survey done for Kalpsar project, says Gujarat CM
Gujarat government on Tuesday said a detailed survey has been carried out for the proposed Kalpsar project, which is an ambitious project to build a dam in the sea near the Gulf of Cambay (Khambhat) to tap river water.
Gandhinagar: Gujarat government on Tuesday said a detailed survey has been carried out for the proposed Kalpsar project, which is an ambitious project to build a dam in the sea near the Gulf of Cambay (Khambhat) to tap river water.
During Question Hour in the Gujarat Assembly, Congress MLA Punambhai Parmar's written question asked the government to give details about surveys done till date for the Kalpsar project and also sought answers about the project's benefits.
In her written reply, Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel who handles Kalpsar department, stated that two surveys have already been carried out.
A limited survey was carried out earlier to prepare a pre-feasibility report. At that time, it was envisioned that the dam would connect Ghogha in Bhavnagar and Hansot in Bharuch district.
After the limited survey, a detailed survey was also carried out to prepare a feasibility report for the Ghogha-Hansot path line, Patel said.
Now, the path line has been changed to Bhavnagar-Dahej, for which, a detailed survey has been carried out, the Gujarat CM said.
Listing benefits of the project, Patel said in her written reply that it would irrigate 10.54 lakh hectares in the Saurashtra region.
Since the dam would also have a highway on top of it, Patel claimed that the distance between Bhavnagar and South Gujarat would be reduced by 136 km.
She also stated that after the feasibility report is ready, her government would initiate the process to acquire all required permissions and commence the project at the earliest.