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Last hurdle for Ken Betwa link over: Uma Bharti

Last hurdle for Ken Betwa link over: Uma Bharti
Uma Bharti

New Delhi, Dec 26 (UNI) Union Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Minister Uma Bharti today announced that last hurdle for Ken Betwa river link project is over. Addressing a function here, the Minister said wildlife board has cleared the project and after deciding its funding pattern, the formal construction work will start. Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Ms Bharti handed over a cheque of Rs 1981.54 crore issued by NABARD to Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu for Polavaram irrigation project at the event. On the occasion, Ms Bharti said the Government has declared it as a national project and all future expenditure on it will be borne by the Centre. The Minister said all irrigation projects under Prime Minister Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY) and Accelerated Irrigation Benefits Programme (AIBP) including Polavaram will completed by the year 2019. 'This will help in irrigating additional 80 lakh hct agricultural land,' she said. Ms Bharti also handed over a cheque of Rs 830 crore issued by NABARD to irrigation Minister of Maharashtra Gireesh Dattatreya Mahajan and a cheque of Rs 463 crore to the Deputy Chief Minister and Irrigation Minister of Gujarat Nitin Bhai Patel as financial assistance for various irrigation projects. The Minister said 26 irrigation projects of Maharashtra will be completed by the year 2018. Most of these are in drought prone districts of the State. UNI NY RSA 2007

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