Nabard sanctions Rs 290.05 crore to state

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Hyderabad, Apr 29: The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has sanctioned Rs 290.05 crore to Andhra Pradesh for 2,706 projects under Rural Infrastructure Development Fund.

This forms 11.3 per cent of all India sanction for this month at Rs 2,572.12 crore, according to a release here.

About 31 minor irrigation projects in ten districts will bring in 15,491 hectare under irrigation with an outlay of Rs 93.53 crore.

NABARD also sanctioned Rs 17.53 crore for 20 rural road projects To augment rural water supply, an amount of Rs 74.40 crore has been approved for 15 comprehensive rural water supply projects.

These projects would supply water to 447 habitations with a population of 6.7 lakh spread over 12 districts in Andhra Pradesh.

An amount of Rs 47.82 crore has been sanctioned for construction of 1976 anganwadi centres in all the districts, which is expected to benefit 59,280 children and 29,640 pregnant/lactating mothers and adolescent girls.

Nabard has sanctioned Rs 56.77 crore for construction of 405 rural livestock units, 226 veterinary dispensaries and 33 veterinary hospitals to strengthen the field veterinary institutions, the release said.

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