Bhopal:Friday, April 18:A state cabinet meeting chaired by the Chief Minister, Shri Shivraj Singh on Thursday decided to give compensation under liberal rehabilitation policy to the farmers of Dhar and Jhabua who have been affected by the construction of Mahi Project. The cabinet has given approval to the proposal that those farmers, whose more then 75 percent land has come under submergence would be provided compensation and rehabilitation grant for their land under submergence as well houses which do not fall in the area of submergence.Mahi is a mega irrigation project being implemented in the two Adivasi-predominant districts under Rapid Irrigation Benefit Scheme. This would make 18 thousand 227 hectare area available for irrigation facility in both the districts.
In all, 667.907 hectare land would be affected by Mahi Project in 21 villages in Dhar and Jhabua districts. This project has been incorporated in Liberal Rehabilitation Policy of the state government.