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Kalpasar Project

Modi has also embarked upon an ambitious project termed Kalpasar - which literally means A Lake That Fulfils Wishes.

Estimated to cost about Rs.54,000 crore, this project envisages the construction of a dam of 64 km across the Gulf of Khambhat, joining Ghogha on the west coast and Hansot on the east coast of the Gulf, forming a water basin of more than 2,000 sq km.

Through a 660-km canal system, 1.05 million hectares of land in coastal Saurashtra will be irrigated. The water will be available for domestic agricultural and industrial use. In addition, the project is expected to generate 5,880 MW of tidal power. The project will have the potential to completely change the economic profile of the state.