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Water Grid Project in Maharashtra
In one of our Water Grid blog, we talked about Gujarat Water Grid Project which you can check out here: Water Grid - Gujarat, India. The concept in both the system is the same that water should be available how electricity and highways are getting such as blood veins, connecting the farthest part. 
Here in Maharashtra, the challenge is the demography. The western ghats stand tall and that affects the rainfall in the state. Most of the rains are seen in the west part of the ghats and then rest in the rest of the part. This sometimes leaves the east with drought and with passing years the region been declared drought-prone called Marathwada Region and west with flood and overflowing rivers called the Konkan Region. The mission is to divert this flood and overflowing water to the drought-prone region with a grid that will help to change the situation. 
Water Grid Project Maharashtra
The grid will be built at a cost of 25000 crores and will have the biggest grid system in the world. The engineer's mind will always come with new technology and here the new form of water irrigation is also taken into consideration. The water from the low-lying area will be lifted from the stream by building barrage and building pump station to lift the water and will then divert it through the various system of pipes, canal, stream, natural river, and end to a lake, canal, or stream. Also, the Union Minister Nitin Gadkari told to CM of Maharashtra,
Take the ambitious State Water Grid Project on the line of National Power Grid and Highway Grid. 
Water grid pattern from Buldhana Pattern
The research also shows that if irrigation increase to 55% the region show economic prosperity eventually. 
The project should be done along with the National Highway project which has environmental and economic benefits and this is shown in the Buldhana Pattern where the same was done as a pilot project. This pilot project showed that this activity brings around 225 lakh cubic meters of material from water bodies, drains, and rivers have been used in Highway work which results in water for the highway project and also helps in charging groundwater level.


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