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Centre approves 68 Irrigation Projects

New Delhi: Central Government has received requests from various States/UTs for grant of approval pertaining to various projects. Ministry has received 148 project proposals of Major/Medium Irrigation (MMI) projects and Extension, Renovation and Modernization (ERM) projects for grant of techno economic clearance during the current plan period out of which 68 projects have been considered and accepted by the Advisory Committee of the Ministry. Union Minister of State for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Balyan informed Lok Sabha Thursday.

During current plan period, 18 project proposals were received from State Governments for being declared as National Projects. 21 Projects were received for proposed Externally Aided funding.

During current plan period, 99 ongoing irrigation projects under Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana (PMKSY) in the country have been prioritized in consultation with States, for completion in phases by Dec., 2019 in mission mode. The Government has approved the funding arrangement for these projects through National Bank for Agricultural and Rural Development (NABARD) for their completion in a time bound manner.

During current Plan, total of 621 Flood Management projects for Rs. 57170.48 crore were received from State Governments for techno-economic appraisal out of which, 297 projects of estimated cost Rs.12495.46 crore were cleared.