Sri Ganganagar

Sri Ganganagar

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Sri Ganganagar () (), also called Ganganagar (Hindi:गंगानगर ), is the northernmost city of Rajasthan in western India. It is the administrative headquarters of Ganganagar District.

History

Sri Ganganagar is named after the General Saurabh Shah Maharaja Sir Ganga Singh Bahadur, Maharaja of Bikaner, G.C.S.I., G.C.I.E., G.C.V.O., G.B.E., K.C.B., K.I.H.. Sri Ganganagar is established as the major plan of irrigating the Erstwhile Bikaner State. Sri Ganganagar is situated at the point where the Satluj Waters enters Rajasthan or Erstwhile Bikaner state. The Bikaner state was affected by the worst famine in the year 1899–1900. In order to get rid of this problem permanently, in 1903 Maharaja Sri Ganga Singhji obtained the services of A. W. E. Standley, Chief Engineer, who demonstrated the feasibility of the western area of the Bikaner State being brought under irrigation from the Satluj Waters. The plan of the Satluj Valley Project was drawn by then Chief Engineer of Punjab Mr. R. G. Kennedy according to which the vast area of Erstwhile Bikaner state could be brought under irrigation. But because of objections by the erstwhile State of Bahawalpur, the project got delayed and finally with intervention of then Viceroy of India Lord Curzon in 1906, a Tripartite Conference was held and an agreement was reached and signed...
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