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Government of India
Ministry of Water Resources
22-March-2018 17:40 IST
Funds for Irrigation Projects

Water Resources projects are planned, funded, executed and maintained by the State Governments themselves as per their own resources and priorities.  In order to supplement the efforts of the State Governments, Government of India provides technical and financial assistance to State Governments to encourage sustainable development and efficient management of water resources through various schemes and programmes such as Accelerated Irrigation Benefits Programme (AIBP) etc. under Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY).

 

During 2016-17, eight (08) irrigation projects of Andhra Pradesh have been prioritized under PMKSY-AIBP for completion in phases by December, 2019. Their details regarding districts benefitted, Central Assistance (CA) etc. are given below:

 

(Rs. In Cr.)

S.No

Name of Project

District(s) Benefitted

CA Released/ Sanctioned under AIBP++

State share released by NABARD under AIBP

Upto 31.03.3016

 2016-17

2017-18 (so far)

2016-17

2017-18 (so far)

 

1.

Gundlakamma Reservoir Project+

Prakasham

99.3525

 

11.7900

1.6050

146.9850

 

2.

Tadipudi Lift Irrigation Scheme

West Godavari

48.2200

 

 

55.00

 

 

3.

Pushkara Lift Irrigation Scheme

East Godavari

47.0847

 

 

34.00

 

 

4.

Thotapally Barrage Project

Srikakulam, Vijayanagaram

 

99.7310

 

 

 

 

 

5.

TarakaramTeertaSagaram

 

Vijayanagaram

33.0060

 

3.4470

7.2960

244.4540

 

6.

Musurumilli Reservoir Project

East Godavari

85.7420

7.40

 

 

 

 

7.

Yerrakalva Reservoir Project

West Godavari

28.4630

 

 

 

 

 

8.

Maddigedda Reservoir Project*

East Godavari

3.7920

 

 

 

 

 

 

* Completed Project

+An amount of Rs.3.64 crore has also been sanctioned for CAD works during 2017-18.

++CA is released for the projects on receipt of proposals from the State Government as per their eligibility.

 

In addition, Polavaram project of Andhra Pradesh is also getting Central funding.  An amount of Rs.3364.16 crore has been released to Polavaram Project Authority (PPA) for this project after it was declared National Project from 1st April 2014 to 31st March 2017.  Further, an amount of Rs.2000 crore has been released to PPA for this project during 2017-18 so far.

 

This information was given by Union Minister of State for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation & Parliamentary Affairs, Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.

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