Haryana allocates Rs 790 cr for irrigation

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Chandigarh, Jun 19 (UNI) The Haryana government has earmarked a Rs 790 crore for the irrigation department to provide better irrigation facilities to people in the state.

This was stated by Haryana Irrigation Minister Ajay Singh Yadav while speaking after inaugurating over 5 km long Kharkhoda Bypass constructed under National Capital Region Planning Board at a cost of Rs 16.74 crore at Kharkhoda today.

Capt Yadav said the government under the leadership of Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda was committed to make Haryana number one state in the country in all spheres.

He said under the Prime Minister Rural Road Scheme, a sum of Rs 737 crore had been approved and out of this the works amounting to Rs 300 crore had already been executed.

Similarly, a sum of Rs 1200 crore had been sanctioned under the National Capital Region Planning Board Scheme.

The Minister said as many as 37 Railway Over Bridges (ROB) had been sanctioned in the state and the work was going on in full swing on 17 of these ROBs.

He said it was expected that 11 ROBs would be completed by the end of the year.

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