Mumbai, May 28 (PTI) To overcome the prevailing water scarcity in parts of the state, the Maharashtra Water Council has submitted 13-point programme worth Rs. 34,000 crore to the state government for inter-valley water transport.
Giving details about the programme, the working president of the Council and former union minister Balasaheb Vikhe-Patil told reporters that the project proposals have been submitted to the state government last year.
The programme is to be implemented in two phases in two decades, Vikhe-Patil said.
Nearly 370 TMC water would be transported under the project with a total cost of Rs. 17,595 crore while the remaining work in the second phase to be completed by 2023 would cost Rs. 18,050 crore, the former union minister said.
Asked how resources would be mobilised for such an ambitious project, Vikhe-Patil said financial assistance can be sought from the Centre or the World Bank.
The council president Ganpatrao Deshmukh was also present on the occasion.