Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday visited his home state Gujarat and launched an irrigation scheme– SAUNI Yojna, a project initiated by him in 2012 as Chief Minister.

"Looking forward to being in Gujarat today for the launch of SAUNI Yojana. This scheme will truly benefit the people of Gujarat," Modi tweeted on Tuesday.

Saurashtra Narmada Avtaran Irrigation – SAUNI was a project launched by Modi in September 2012.

The project aims at diverting the floodwater from Sardar Sarovar Dam to several dams of the water scarce Saurasthra region trhough a network of canal and pipelines.

This would help with irrigation of 4.13 lakh hectares land in draught prone Saurashtra.