NABARD sanctions Rs 200.45 crore for projects in AP

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Hyderabad, Jul 4 (UNI) The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has sanctioned an assistance of Rs 200.45 crore for construction of a road and 22 micro irrigation projects in Andhra Pradesh.

According to a release here, the projects were sanctioned under the Rural Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF) by the Project Sanctioning Committee in a meeting held in New Delhi yesterday. With this, the sanctions to the state government under RIDF XIV during the current year touched Rs 490.50 crore.

The micro irrigation projects, would be implemented by the State Horticulture Department in 22 districts, benefitting 1,20,000 farmers and covering a total area of 1,12,500 hectares under Drip Irrigation and 37,500 hectares under Sprinkler Irrigation.

The 6.10 km road project to Thimmanakottala in Anantapur district would be implemented by the Panchayat Raj Engineering Department, benefitting five villagers by providing all-weather access to marketing centres and mandal headquarters.

The projects would provide nearly 45,000 mandays of recurring employment and 164.53 lakh mandays of non-recurring employment.


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