Centre to revive ambitious North Koel irrigation project in Jharkhand

Posted on:08 Apr 2017 18:24:32
Centre to revive ambitious North Koel irrigation project in Jharkhand
08 April 2017 Current Affairs: Seeking to provide irrigation facilities to over one lakh hectare of farm land in Daltonganj and Palamu region of Jharkhand and neighbouring districts of Bihar, the Centre has decided to revive its 45-year-old North Koel river irrigation project at an estimated cost of Rs 1,622 crore and begin the construction of remaining works soon.

The ministry has, meanwhile, also been focused on completing its ongoing irrigation projects in different parts of the country under the 'Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana' (PMKSY) on time.

Bharti said 33 other projects will be completed by 2017-18.

Union water resources minister : Uma Bharti

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