Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Water Resources
11-March-2011 17:16 IST
Irrigation Facility on Priority Basis to Prevent the Expansion of Desert

The Government has said that it is aware of the fact that there is scarcity of water in areas covered under DDP (Desert Development Programme) as compared to areas covered under DPAP (Drought Prone Areas Programme) due to abnormal and scanty rains. Giving this information in written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha, Shri Vincent H. Pala, Minister of State for Water Resources, said that Union Cabinet has granted specific approval for providing 90% grant assistance under the Accelerated Irrigation Benefits Programme to two projects of Punjab, namely Relining of Rajasthan Feeder channel from RD 179000 to RD 496000 and Relining of Sirhind Feeder channel from RD 119700 to RD 447927; and one project of Karnataka namely Modernization of Bhadra.