Rs 664 cr approved for flood control in Haryana

Chandigarh, Jan 29 (PTI) Haryana government hasapproved 251 new flood control schemes costing Rs 664 crore,Irrigation department said today.

On Ganga Flood Control Commission schemes Rs 82 crorewill be spent, while Rs 150 crore has been earmarked for plansunder the purview of Haryana State Flood Control Board, anofficial spokesman said. Rs 30 crore has been set aside forschemes that will be executed by NABARD.

A sum of Rs 102 crore is likely to be spent during thecurrent financial year.

Due to heavy flood in Yamuna last year, delugeprotection work would be carried out along the river inYamunanagar, Karnal, Panipat, Sonipat, Faridabad and Palwaldistricts.

Besides, a number of new schemes have been formulatedto control floods in the districts of Sirsa, Fatehabad,Ambala, Kaithal, Kurukshetra, Panchkula, Rohtak, Jhajjar,Bhiwani, Rewari, Mewat, Hisar, Mahendergarh and Jind. Schemesfor construction and repair of dam to protect villagers indifferent parts of the state had also been approved.

The Haryana State Flood Control Board had recentlyapproved 28 new schemes costing Rs 41.5 crore and sanctionedRs 10 crore for 16 ongoing schemes of the Public HealthEngineering Department, the spokesman said.

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