NABARD has extended nearly Rs 133 crore to Haryana in the current financial year for extension of existing minors as well as construction of new minors and drains to provide adequate irrigation water to farmers at the tail-end.
State Irrigation Minister Ajay Singh Yadav on Sunday said a project consisting of 38 schemes for better management of irrigation water costing about Rs 132.29 crore had already been sanctioned by NABARD for funding. He said the government had already completed 48 such schemes and work on 52 such schemes was in progress.
Yadav said that another project costing Rs 147.06 crore and consisting of 39 schemes of drainage had been sent to NABARD for approval. He said steps had been taken to ensure judicious distribution of irrigation water to farmers in he state and supply to areas of scarcity had been increased.
The Minister said the supply of Jawahar Lal Nehru Feeder had been increased from 1500 cusecs to 2000 cusecs and further steps were being taken to increase the capacity of the said canal to 2200 cusecs. He said that the average supply of water during Kharif 2006 was 17445 cusecs per day as compared to 14000 cusecs per day during Kharif 2004.
Similarly the supply was also maintained 12179 cusecs per day during Rabi 2005-06 whereas it was 8939 cusecs during Rabi 2004-05, he added.