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Ken Betwa Link Project a boon for MP

Bhopal, July 23 (UNI) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Thursday described the Rs 35,111-crore Ken Betwa Link Project as an ambitious enterprise with the twin objectives of irrigating backward and drought-prone areas plus providing potable water.
“Developed in the sequence of the then Premier Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s Nadi Jodo Abhiyan, this venture will enable improved irrigation of 6.53 lakh hectares. In the near future, I shall meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and my Uttar Pradesh counterpart for ensuring early completion. I had a telephonic discussion with Mr Yogi Adityanath in this regard. That state’s Water Resources Minister Mahendra Singh will visit Madhya Pradesh and meet his opposite number,” the senior politician was officially quoted as saying while addressing a related meeting.

Water Resources Minister Tulsiram Silawat participated via videoconferencing. Chief Secretary Iqbal Singh Bains and other officers concerned were among those present.

A memorandum of understanding was inked in August 2005 and under it the Centre shall bear 90 per cent of the expenditure. In the Ken Basin, 4.47 lakh ha of Madhya Pradesh and 2.27 lakh ha of Uttar Pradesh will be benefitted. In the Betwa Basin, 2.06 lakh ha of ​this state shall gain. Madhya Pradesh will fully utilise the power generated. A total 1,700 million cubic metres has been allocated to Uttar Pradesh from the Ken Basin. In this, 547 MCM was supposed to be allotted for the rabi season and 1,153 MCM in kharif but the demand was subsequently enhanced by Uttar Pradesh.

The National Water Development Agency has been entrusted with the responsibility of checking the reasonableness of requirement from November to May.
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Haryana proposes various projects, training progs for beekeepers

07 Aug 2020 | 5:20 PM

Chandigarh, Aug 7 (UNI) With a view to facilitating production and trade of quality honey in the state, Haryana government has proposed various infrastructure development projects and training programmes for beekeepers to the tune of Rs 32.28 crore under the ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan’ economic package.

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There will be no bias against anyone; direct dialogue will start soon with people: LG Sinha

07 Aug 2020 | 5:18 PM

Srinagar, Aug 7 (UNI) Asserting that the administration would soon initiate dialogue directly with the people to end the situation of uncertainty in J&K, the new Lt Governor of the Union Territory Manoj Sinha on Friday said there won’t be any bias against anyone.

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COVID: Seven new confirmed cases reported in Hoshiarpur dist

07 Aug 2020 | 5:15 PM

Hoshiarpur, Aug 7 (UNI) As many as seven new confirmed infection of Novel Covid-19 have been reported Friday , taking the district tally to 623 of which 18 people have died.

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PU organise online dance competition

07 Aug 2020 | 5:06 PM

Chandigarh, Aug 7 (UNI) Warden, Girls’ Hostel, Panjab University Dr. Shipra Gupta,organised an online dance competition ‘Tap Your Toes’ for the girls studying at Panjab University.

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Haryana: 1,180 cartons of illicit liquor seized from truck in Rewari, two held

07 Aug 2020 | 4:59 PM

Chandigarh, Aug 7 (UNI) Haryana police has confiscated 1180 cartons of illicit country-made liquor being smuggled in a truck from Rewari district.

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