Chandigarh, June 7 (UNI) Haryana Irrigation Department's Standing Technical Committee has approved three new minors for the Mahendergarh district which would be constructed at a cost of Rs 5.26 crore.
The Standing Technical Committee has approved the construction of Kherki minor costing Rs 1.96 crore, construction of Kuksi minor costing Rs 1.69 crore and Duloth minor costing Rs 1.61 crore.
''There was a long standing demand of the people of the area for constructing these three minors so that people could get ample amount of water for irrigation and drinking water,'' said Haryana Irrigation Minister Captain Ajay Singh Yadav.
He said the Department had forwarded these schemes to the NABARD for funding and the work on the construction of these minors would be taken up immediately after the approval of the project by the NABARD.
Captain Yadav said after the construction of these minors, the irrigation and drinking water supply problem of these villages would be solved.
While referring to the features of the Duloth minor, he said the three-km-long minor would irrigate 2,400 acres of land and its discharge capacity, on the Head, would be 8.50 cusecs.
Similarly, Kuksi minor would also irrigate 2,225 acres of land and discharge capacity of the Head would be 8.20 cusecs.
Besides, the area about 1,295 acres would be covered under Kherki minor and its capacity would be 7.50 cusecs at the Head.
He said the people of Mahendergarh constituency were demanding the construction of special channel from Sihma Distributary or Bairawas Distributary for irrigation and drinking water supply of villages Palh, Paal, Gadania, Bairawas, Kherki, Nihalawas and Kuksi and keeping in view the demand of the people, these three minors have been approved.
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