17 July 2018 Current Affairs:
Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated the Bansagar Canal Project to the Nation in Mirzapur, Uttar Pradesh. This project will provide a big boost to irrigation in the region and will be greatly beneficial for the farmers of Mirzapur and Allahabad districts of Uttar Pradesh. In 2014 this project was made a part of the Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana.
The Bansagar Dam project is a joint venture of Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, and Bihar. The total canal network under it is 171 km long. This project will benefit 1,70,000 thousand farmers of Mirzapur and Allahabad districts.
The Prime Minister also laid the Foundation Stone of the Mirzapur Medical College, besides inaugurating 100 Jan Aushadhi Kendras in the State and dedicated a bridge over the River Ganga at Balughat.