Tuesday, Feb 18 2020 | Time 18:08 Hrs(IST)
  • AAP MLA Bhardwaj to organise 'Sundar Kand' on first Tuesday of every month
  • Politicians react sharply to beginning of delimitation exercise in J&K
  • UN Secy Gen visits Kartarpur gurdwara
  • Cong demands release of NSO report on consumer spending, says Govt 'hiding' poverty
  • Ash Barty remains world No 1, despite semifinal loss at Australian Open
  • All govt hospitals will be upgraded to national standards: AP CM
  • Assam Guv stresses on infrastructure for growth
  • Guwahati entrepreneurs grab top slots at ASSOCHAM’s start-up initiative
  • Indian nationals may consider travelling to Iraq except for five provinces:MEA
  • Gen Bipin Rawat to inaugurate DGC Lit Fest
  • Panchayat Polls: J&K Cong questions by-elections amid detention of political leaders
  • Marathi preacher apologises over controversial remarks
  • Asian Wrestling C'ships: Sunil Kumar reaches final in 87kg
  • Ramesh demands CBI Inquiry or Judicial proble into CAG findings of corruption in police dept
  • Female leopard caught in Nashik
States » North

Haryana allocates Rs 3324.51 cr for irrigation, water resources in 2019-20

Chandigarh, Mar 2 (UNI) Haryana government has allocated a budget of Rs. 3324.51 crore for irrigation and water resources in 2019-20, which is 6.2 per cent increase over revised estimates 2018-19 outlay of Rs 3130.63 crore.
Stating this here on Saturday, an official spokesman for the Irrigation and Water Resources department said the government has taken a number of policy initiatives to realise the vision of “Har Khet Ko Pani”.
He said the government has extended the lined watercourses from 24 feet per acre to 40 feet per acre of Culturable Command Area, to achieve a substantial increase in intensity of irrigation in the state. To utilise the surplus water during monsoon period in river Yamuna, a project costing Rs 304 crore for rehabilitation of Parallel Delhi Branch (PDB) from RD 0 to 1,45,250 has been approved.
In addition, work has started on two projects for increasing the capacity of carrier systems to bring about 4000 cusecs additional water during monsoon season. These are Western Jamuna Canal Main Line Lower from RD 68,220 (Hamida Head) to RD 1,90,950 (lndri Head), and the WJC Main Branch from 0-1,54,000. These two projects are likely to be completed before June, 2019, he added.
He said in order to upgrade infrastructure in the state, the government plans to re-construct/renovate 2300 dilapidated bridges from 2019-20 to 2023-24.
A project for improving capacity of various pump houses and canals of the Jawaharlal Nehru Lift Irrigation System, costing Rs 143 crore, has been completed during 2018-19.
Further, to restore the capacity of Loharu canal system, work has been taken up for rehabilitation and replacement of various pumps and electro mechanical components of Loharu and Badhwana canal systems. A major rehabilitation work of 220 channels, at an estimated cost of Rs 800 crore, has been taken up for execution during 2018-19 and 2019-20.
He said further, significant rehabilitation works costing Rs 400 crore have been taken-up in 29 distributaries, Minors, Feeders and Canals, during 2018-19. Priority has been given for adoption of Micro Irrigation technology for efficient use of water for agriculture purposes.
A pilot project has been conceived for utilizing the treated water in Micro Irrigation from Sewerage Treatment Plants (STP) at Ladwa, Shahabad and Pehowa of Kurukshetra district. Shahabad and Pehowa sites have been made operational and work at Ladwa will be completed soon. This project is based on solar/grid power without putting additional burden on power resources.
He said the government has also notified the “Haryana Ponds Development Authority” to further intensify these efforts. The state government is committed to construct SYL canal in order to get the State’s share of water of river Ravi-Beas with sincere and concerted efforts and Rs 100 crore has been kept in budget estimates 2019-20 for this purpose.
UNI DB SY 1922
More News
Budget to boost overall development of UP, self-employment of youth: Yogi Adityanath

Budget to boost overall development of UP, self-employment of youth: Yogi Adityanath

18 Feb 2020 | 5:40 PM

Lucknow, Feb 18 (UNI) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said the budget 2020-2021 presented on Tuesday is focused on the development of the youth.

see more..

Panchayat Polls: J&K Cong questions by-elections amid detention of political leaders

18 Feb 2020 | 5:40 PM

Jammu, Feb 18 (UNI) Jammu and Kashmir Congress on Tuesday questioned the by-elections to the vacant seats of Panchayats on party basis, even when the PCC chief G A Mir was not allowed to visit Kashmir, after issuance of poll notification and detention of mainstream leaders continues in the Valley.

see more..

CEO of German-based Group discusses Rs 400 cr investment in Punjab with Amarinder

18 Feb 2020 | 5:35 PM

Chandigarh, Feb 18 (UNI) German-based Freudenberg Group CEO Ulrich Kerber discussed the modalities for a 50 million Euros (more than Rs 400 crore) investment in the state's automotive sector with Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh here on Tuesday.

see more..

RRTS construction to gain momentum after UP govt sanctions Rs 900 cr in budget

18 Feb 2020 | 5:31 PM

Lucknow, Feb 18 (UNI) In a major boost to regional connectivity in NCR, the Uttar Pradesh government has allocated Rs 900 crore to the country’s first Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) in the state budget presented here on Tuesday.

see more..
Mainstream leaders remain detained, govt announce Panchayat polls

Mainstream leaders remain detained, govt announce Panchayat polls

18 Feb 2020 | 5:04 PM

Srinagar, Jan 18 (UNI) Three former chief ministers (CMs) and several heads of different mainstream political parties remained under detention in the Kashmir valley, where government has announced election for vacant panchayat seats.

see more..