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Centre Nods Rs 30,000-crore Rajasthan Canal Project –news

Centre Nods Rs 30,000-crore Rajasthan Canal Project

The Central Water Commission (CWC) has given its nod to an ambitious Rs 30,000 crore Eastern Rajasthan canal project (ERCP) which aims to take Chambal river water to the people of 13 parched districts located in the eastern part of the state to meet their drinking and irrigation requirements.

The 13 districts include Alwar, Baran, Bharatpur, Bundi, Dausa, Dholpur, Jaipur, Jhalawar, Karauli, Kota, Sikar, SwaiMadhopur and Tonk.

SriramVedire, Chairperson, Rajasthan River Basin and Water Resources Planning Authority, said, “We have got the approval from the CWC for the Eastern Rajasthan Canal Project (ERCP). The Detailed Project Report (DPR) will be completed in the coming weeks following which we will send a proposal to the Union government to declare it a project of national importance.”

The project, modeled on the lines of Indira Gandhi Canal in west Rajasthan, will be implemented in three phases. While the first phase will extend from Galwa Dam to Dholpur, the second and third will extend from Galwa to Bisalpur-Isarda and Galwa to Alwar respectively.