Haryana govt formulates groundwater recharge project

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Chandigarh, Jun 8 (UNI) In an effort to arrest the falling groundwater level in southern Haryana, the government has chalked out an ambitious plan costing Rs 2.74 crore for recharging the groundwater through construction of Recharge Reservoir-cum-escape of Mohindergarh Canal.

While giving this information here today, Irrigation Minister Capt Ajay Singh Yadav said this scheme would recharge ground water level of Sahalawas area and villages Bauwa and Karoli of district Rewari. The nearby villages would also be benefitted by the construction of this recharging reservoir.

The Minister said the proposed reservoir would help in future for solving the scarcity of water in the area and the stored water would also be used for sprinkler system of irrigation as per the government policy.

While giving details of the plan, Capt Yadav said the storage capacity of the tank to be constructed would be 150 lakh cusec feet and discharge capacity of Mohindergarh canal would be 250 cusecs. He said the water required to be stored would be 150 lakh cusec feet.

The depth excavation proposed in tank below NSL would be 10.19 feet. The area of Sahalwas constitutency of village Bauwa and Karoli would be 1,725 hectare.

Capt Yadav said panchayat of village Bahuwa would provide land for construction of proposed reservoir free of cost on lease basis.

The stored water would recharge the groundwater table of the area and provision of back lifting of water into the Mohindergarh canal has also been made, he added.


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