President Ramnath Kovind laid the foundation stone for link – 4 of Saurashtra Narmada Avataran Irrigation (SAUNI) Scheme in Rajkot district on 4 September 2017.
The project had been launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his tenure as Gujarat Chief Minister.
• The project aims to fill up 115 major dams by diverting excess water of Sardar Sarovar dam across river Narmada, by a web of pipeline network.
• Earlier in June 2017, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had visited Rajkot when Aji dam was filled with the Narmada water under the Saurashtra Narmada Avataran Irrigation (SAUNI) project.
• The third phase of SAUNI yojana has already been dedicated to the people following completion of the work.
Following the foundation stone laying ceremony, the President addressed a large gathering near Jasdan town where he said that every person should contribute to nation building. Gujarat Governor Mr. O.P.Kohli, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel were present on the occasion.