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GS 3: Economy | Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways, etc.

Why in news?

Giving a major push to develop and enhance Tourism infrastructure in Agra, the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi launched a series of development projects worth Rs. 2900 Crores for the Agra city and the adjoining areas.

Gangajal Project:

  • It aims to bring 140 cusecs of Ganga Water to Agra which will help meet the drinking water demands in the city.
  • It will provide Agra with better and more assured water supply, at an estimated cost of Rs. 2880 crores.
  • The project was launched in 2005 in collaboration with the Japan International Cooperation Agency and was scheduled to be completed by March 2012 but the project has missed several deadlines.
  • Under the Gangajal project, Agra will get 140 cusec water supply per day from Palra headworks in Bulandshahr’s Upper Ganga canal.
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