Published On : Wed, Nov 23rd, 2016

State ayes Rs 275 crores to boost irrigation in five districts

Irrigation Canal

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Nagpur: In order to provide a major boost to the construction of irrigation wells in five districts of Nagpur division, the State government has announced funds worth Rs 275 crores under the Employment Guarantee Scheme (EGS). The five districts include Nagpur, Bhandara, Gadchiroli and Gondia.

Chief Minister of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis, Union Minister for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari and Guardian Minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule took special initiatives for this project for the welfare of the farmers.

The five districts had been given a target of constructing 11,000 wells. Following this, it was proposed that additional funds worth Rs 275 crores would be allotted for the scheme. According to the Government Resolution dated November 16, 2016, the Forest and Revenue Department has made the funds available for EGS.

The funds will be disbursed to the beneficiaries who are found eligible for implementing the scheme in year 2016-17. The funds are to be distributed by Commissioners who will also have to keep record of where the funds are being spent. The Commissioners will also have to prepare a blueprint of the works planned till January 2017 and submit it to the EGS till December 31.