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10 new irrigation projects to be started in Jharkhand: Das

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Ranchi | Thursday, Jan 11 2018 IST
Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das today said that work on new irrigation projects would soon commence in the state. An official press release issued here said that on the initiative of the Chief Minister, Secretary of the Water Resources Department K K Soan has sent a proposal to the central government requesting forfinancial assistance for 10 large scale and medium scale irrigation projects. Chief Minister Raghubar Das had met Union Water Resources Minister Nitin Gadkari in New Delhi on December 18, 2017 and had sought his help in execution and development of the irrigation projects in the state. In that meeting the Union Minister had demanded proposals in this regard. The 10 proposals which have been sent to the central government included Budhai Reservior scheme of Deoghar, Sona andKanhar pipeline projects of Garhwa district, Dugni Barrage scheme of Saraikela, Tilayia irrigation project of Koderma, Domni Nala Barrage and Kanhar barrage of Garhwa, Sona pipeline project of Palamu, Tardih Barrage and Sadhpur Dam project of Godda district and Radhu reserviourscheme of Ranchi district. The Chief Minister said that irrigation of agricultural land would be accorded more priority with the execution of the current irrigation projects in the state and the new projects which would be carried out in the future. He said that in the last three years approval for constructing 1307 check dams, 36 dams and 34 irrigation schemes having a combined investment of Rs 950 crore have been approved. Mr Das said that so far construction of 602 check dams have been completed. He said that for the all round development of the villages, 'dhobas' and ponds are also being constructed, while the old ones arebeing renovated as the main purpose was storage of water.He said that 134 medium irrigation projects and ponds renovation projects have been done while 100 kilometers of canals have been laid which is filled with water for irrigational needs. The chief minister said that as soon as the state government receives an approval from the central government on these 10 new irrigation projects work on them would be immediately started. He saidthat the government was committed for the economic development of the villages and of the agriculture sector.UNI AK AND

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