President Ramnath Kovind laid foundation stone for link-4 of SAUNI Yojana
President Ramnath Kovind laid foundation stone for link-4 of Saurashtra Narmada Avataran Irrigation Scheme (SAUNI) Yojana at Rajkot in Gujarat. Three phase of SAUNI yojana, link-1, link-2 and link-3 already have been dedicated to people. Saurashtra Narmada Avataran Irrigation Scheme Yojana is a multipurpose project that targets to resolve water problems of dried Saurashtra region of Gujarat. SAUNI project was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his stint as CM of Gujarat. It is an out-and-out irrigation and drinking water project designed solely for Saurashtra peninsula. The main aim of this project is to fill up 115 major dams in Saurashtra by diverting overflow of water from Sardar Sarovar Dam which is on Narmada River. Its unique feature involves making pipe canals instead of conventional open canals. Pipe line network will be 1,125-km log. Pipe Line network has led no acquisition of land as well as less loss of water.