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Centre approves Rs 310.46 cr Bhakra Canal Command project

The central government has approved the Rs 319.46 crore Bhakra Canal Command Project to irrigate 2,39,154 hectares of area in eight districts of Haryana.

india Updated: Jul 04, 2003 10:42 IST

The central government has approved the Rs 319.46 crore Bhakra Canal Command Project to irrigate 2,39,154 hectares of area in eight districts of Haryana.

A spokesman of Irrigation Department said here today that the districts to be covered under the project would include Ambala, Kaithal, Kurukshetra, Karnal, Jind, Hisar, Fatehabad and Sirsa.

Out of a total of 1233 watercourses to be lined under this project, 581 watercourses with a total length of 77.81 lakh running feet covering 1,11,154 hectares of area would be lined during the Tenth Five Year Plan.

The remaining 652 watercourses with a total length of 89.60 lakh running feet and covering 1.28 lakh hectares of area would be lined during the 11th Five Year Plan, he said.

He said the Haryana Command Area Development Authority had submitted three new projects-- Bhakra Canal Command, Western Jamuna Canal Command Phase-IV and Western Jamuna Canal Command Phase-V to the Central government for inclusion in the Tenth Five Year Plan under the Centrally sponsored schemes.

The projects would help in bridging the gap between irrigation potential created and irrigation potential utilised on selected canal commands in the State under Command Area Development Programme, he added.