7 projects under CAD in progress in Kashmir

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Srinagar, Sep 30 (UNI) Under the Centrally sponsored schemes, 36,059 hectares of land would be covered under seven projects for Command Area Development (CAD) and Water Management in the Kashmir valley.

The projects are likely to cost Rs 96.65 crore, an official spokesman said today.

He said the Aharbal project in south Kashmir, covering an area of 3,220 hectares, had an expenditure of Rs 14.34 crore.

An area of 1935 hectares was treated under the project at a cost of Rs 3.89 crore. Fourty-two villages would benefit from the project.

For the Bringi Project, the number of villages to be benefited are 59 and the area covered upto March 2008 is 1,935 hectares. The expenditure incurred on it is Rs 3.83 crore.

The Martand Project would cover is 4,337 hectares and its approved project cost is Rs 14.55 crore, the official added.

The Dehgam-Veerinag Project would benefit 20 villages. Its project cost is Rs 6.78 crore. Till March 2008, 190 hectares would be treated under the project and the expenditure would be Rs 0.28 crore.

He said the Dachnipora-Rajpora Project with covering area of 12,526 hectares within the approved project cost of Rs 25.36 crore will benefit 6 villages. The area covered up to ending March 2008, is 190 hectares and the expenditure incurred up to this period will be Rs 0.28 crore.

The official said the Rafiabad Project covering an area of 4,576 hectares at a cost of Rs 6.45 crore would benefit 34 villages.

The area covered up to ending March 2008 is 2,227 hectares and the expenditure incurred will be Rs 4 crore.

The Zainageer Project covering an area of 5100 hectares at a cost of Rs 14.63 crore would benefit 32 villages. The area covered up to ending March 2008, is 1,965 hectares and the expenditure incurred is Rs 3.72 crore, the official added.

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