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Ministry of Water Resources accepts Rs. 84,748 Crores of major irrigation and flood management projects

Last Updated on June 13, 2018 by Admin

The Advisory Committee of the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation has recently accepted two major irrigation as well as multipurpose irrigation projects and four flood management schemes (master plans) from six states and union territories. The cumulative cost of these projects is Rs. 84,748 Crores.

These projects consist of The Kaleshwaram Project of Telangana, The Upper Pravara of Maharashtra, Seer Khad Project of Himachal Pradesh, The Mahananda Flood Management Scheme (Phase-II) of Bihar, Yanam Flood Protection Works of Union Territory Puducherry and Ghatal Master Plan (Phase-I) of West Bengal.

Kaleshwaram  Project of Telangana and Upper Pravara Project of Maharashtra among those accepted

The Kaleshwaram Project of Telangana includes diversion of 195 TMC (5522 Million Cubic Meter) of Godavari water. The estimated cost of this project is Rs. 80190.46 Crores and the project will help to irrigate about 18.25 lakh acres of land in 13 districts (out of total 31 districts) of Telangana. In addition to this, the irrigation project will also help to stabilize about 18.82 lakh acres of land under different projects of the state and provide 40 TMC (1133 MCM) of drinking water to Hyderabad, Secundarabad and villages enroute and 16 TMC (453 MCM) of industrial water.

The Upper Pravara (Nilwande-II) Project of Maharashtra will help to irrigate an area of 2,12,758 acres and provide drinking water to the tune of 13.15 MCM. The estimated cost of the project is Rs. 2232.62 Crores.

In addition to above major projects, The Mahananda Flood Management Scheme (Phase-II) of Bihar, Seer Khad Project of Himachal Pradesh, Yanam Flood Protection Works of Union Territory Puducherry and Ghatal Master Plan (Phase-I) of West Bengal will help to provide flood protection to about 13,58,000 persons and save about 4,51,750 acres  of area from flooding.

Approvals were given under the chairmanship of Shri U P Singh, Secretary, Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation during The Advisory Committee meeting held at Central Water Commission, New Delhi.

Credits: Press Information Bureau

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