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Haryana to restore Bibipur Lake

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Chandigarh, Apr 26 (UNI) The Haryana Government will restore the Bibipur Lake in Kurukshetra district in a phased manner in order to make optimum use of surplus rain water, recharge the ground water and utilise the saved water in additional area of Western Yamuna Canal Command.

The decision was taken in a meeting of the Irrigation Department held under the chairmanship of the Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda here today.

The Chief Minister said that during the first phase a sum of Rs 19.96 crore would be spent and farmers of about 100 villages would be benefitted by the restoration of the lake besides providing irrigation facilities to 50,450 acres of land.

He directed the officers of the Irrigation Department to chalk out a compact plan of water bodies prevailing in the state including Bhindawas Lake, Kotla Lake and Masani Barrage etc so that maximum rain water going waste could be harvested.

The Chief Minister said with the restoration of the lake, the land would be recharged. He said that it would also reduce the power consumption also.

The Chief Minister said that in the second phase of the Bibipur Lake the level of the lake would be raised to 822 ft at a cost of Rs 77.30 crore.

He said that besides using the surplus rain water which was otherwise going waste, the renovation of the lake would help in flood protection scheme, groundwater recharging, use of saving water in aditional area of West Jamuna Canal Command and irrigate the area during kharif.

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