Haryana to spend Rs 203 cr to check water logging

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Chandigarh, Mar 21 (UNI) The Haryana Irrigation Minister Ajay Singh Yadav today said the state government, with the assistance of NABARD, had implemented an ambitious project for constructing six drains costing Rs 203.20 crore to check the water logging effectively in the state.

Capt Yadav said that six projects had been prepared by the state government to tackle the problem of water logging in the state.

He said NABARD would provide a sum of Rs 158.31 crore out of Rs 203.20 crore. A sum of Rs 170.20 crore had already been incurred so for on the construction of these drains in Ambala, Hisar, Fatehabad, Kaithal and Bhiwani districts.

Giving the details of these drains, he said that a sullar drain costing Rs 1.19 crore was being constructed in district Ambala and the work on the project was near completion.

He said that Hisar-Ghaggar Multipurpose Channel for Hisar, Fathebad and Sirsa districts was also being constructed at a cost of Rs 88.13 crore and 98 per cent work of this canal had already been completed.

Capt Yadav said that similarly Bass and Hansi Multipurpose Channels were also being constructed at a cost of Rs 42.29 crore and 96 per cent work of these channels had already been completed.

He said the work of Rangoi Kharif Channel which would be connected with Darba Ghaggar drain had also been completed at a cost of Rs 35.48 crore.

Similarly, the construction work of Bhiwani Ghaggar drain was also on progress at a cost of Rs 27.61 crore and a sum of Rs 17.51 crore had been given for the land acquisition of this drain.

He said Mithathal-Ghuskani Connectivity Drain would also be constructed at a cost of Rs 8.49 crore and the work on the same would be started soon.

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