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Government of India
Ministry of Water Resources
09-December-2010 14:17 IST
Restoration of Water Bodies
Government of India has approved two schemes on Repair, Renovation and Restoration of water bodies (i) one with external assis

Government of India has approved two schemes on Repair, Renovation and Restoration of water bodies (i) one with external assistance with an outlay of Rs. 1500 crore and (ii) the other with domestic support with an outlay of  Rs. 1250 crore for implementation during XI Plan Period.

 

          Prior to the introduction of the above schemes, a Pilot Scheme on Repair, Renovation and Restoration was implemented in 2005 in 15 States, viz,. Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Jharkhand,  Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Orissa, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal.  Detail of funds released to Tamil Nadu under Pilot Scheme which was launched in 2005 are as under:

 

Name of District

No. of water bodies included

Estimated cost (Rs. in crore)

Central share released

(Rs. in crore)

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

2009-10

Total

Sivagangai

8

1.22

0.46

0.46

NIl

NIl

NIl

0.92

Villupuram

38

9.37

3.51

3.51

NIl

NIl

NIl

7.02

 

        This Project has created additional irrigation potential of 88,723 ha. in States which includes Tamil Nadu also..

 

This information was given by the Minister of State for Water Resources, Shri Vincent H. Pala in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today.

 

 

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