MP government brought 40 lakh hectare land under irrigation, says CM Chouhan

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan attended the closing ceremony of 'All India Cooperative Week' in Bhopal. CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that only 7.5 lakh hectare land was irrigated, but during his tenure the irrigation expand to 40 lakh hectare of land. Madhya Pradesh's growth rate has been in double digits - around 12 per cent for the last eight years. The state's agriculture growth rate has been plus 20 per cent for the last five years. Chouhan further added that the government is committed to provide employment opportunities to the people to earn their livelihood.