Chandigarh, Nov 22 (UNI) The Haryana government has approved the revised Mansurpur Lift Irrigation Scheme to be completed at a cost of Rs 860.64 lakh.
The project would provide irrigation facilities to 12,900 acres of agricultural land in 26 villages of Ambala and Kurukshetra districts.
Haryana PWD (B&R) and Irrigation Minister Ajay Singh Yadav today said this lift irrigation channel, having three lifts and 13.42 km length, would discharge 28.95 cusecs of water.
He said on the project, a sum of Rs 223.21 lakh had already been spent.
Capt Ajay Singh Yadav said it was decided last year that Mansurpur Lift Irrigation Scheme would be constructed after some modifications, so that it could be integrated with Dadupur-Nalvi Project later.
The Minister said the irrigation department was accordingly asked to submit the revised project for sanction of the government.
He said modification in the project was prepared in such a way that it would be fed from both sides. He said that from RD 0 to 13000, it was to be fed as flow channel from Narwana Branch, so reverse flow was not necessary in this reach and it had been provided with bed slope of 0.15/1000.
Capt Yadav said that for the rest of the reaches, bed slope of the channel had been kept as 0.10 per cent from pump house to pump house with adequate extra free board so that it could be fed from reverse direction also from RD 44,000 feet to 13,000 feet.
He said the channel had been provided as lined channel, with cup shaped section and pump house number two and three would also be combined with falls to act in the reverse direction.
He also said that a link channel of 1700 feet from RD 55,500 of Nalvi Distributary would be constructed to link it with Nalvi Distributary for flowing water in the reverse direction. The cost of this link channel had not been included in the revised project estimate of the scheme and proposed to be directly charged to the Dadupur-Nalvi project, he added.