Himachal Pradesh seeks centre’s help for water management projects in five districts
New Delhi: – Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jairam Thakur has sought Centre’s help for water conservation and management in five districts in the state. While addressing the Governing council meeting of Niti Aayog in the national capital, Thakur laid out a plan outlay of Rs 4751 crore for these five districts ( Chamba, Hamirpur, Solan, Shimla and Una) to address the water shortage for irrigation.
The Chief Minister also highlighted the initiatives taken by his government for the development of agriculture sector as well as improving the income of the farmers in the state.
He sought Centre’s attention to release Rs 343.12 crore for 2015-16 and 2016-17 under the Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojna (PMKSY), thereby helping the state government to speed up the process of filling up the posts for the implementation of central schemes in the state.
The Governing Council meeting was chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Rashtrapati Bhavan. The meeting was convened by Niti Aayog to discuss on various initiatives taken by the Central government as well as state governments.