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Haryana govt approves Rs 2.85 crore groundwater project

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Chandigarh, May 1 (UNI) The Haryana Government has approved a project of Rs 2. 85 crore for recharging of groundwater through injection bore wells in the sweet water zone of districts Ambala, Kurukshetra, Karnal, Kaithal and Panipat.

Informing this today, Irrigation and Revenue Minister Capt Ajay Singh Yadav said the construction of the ground water recharging project for Massani Barrage in district Rewari at a cost of Rs 6.7 crore had already been commenced. Similarly, some more schemes were also being prepared for Rewari and Mohindergarh districts to recharge groundwater.

He said that the irrigation department had prepared three project reports for low height cascade dams on river Ghaggar and its tributaries at Kaushlya, Dangrana and Dewanwala to prevent wasteful flow of water and loss of property due to floods during monsoon season. These projects had already been submitted to the Central Water Commission for their appraisal and clearance.

These projects would not only solve the drinking water problem of district Panchkula but also help in moderating floods in Ghaggar belt of Punjab and Haryana. The irrigation department was also preparing a detailed master plan for the improvement and rehabilitation of agriculture related reservoirs including Bibipur Lake, Kotla Lake, Ottu Lake and Bhindawas Lake.

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