Cen­tre’s nod to 107 pend­ing ir­ri­ga­tion projects in Mah

State to get Rs 10,000 crore in two years

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THE Cen­tral Gov­ern­ment has given its nod to com­plete 107 ir­ri­ga­tion pro­ject in Ma­ha­rash­tra, Chief Min­ster Deven­dra Fad­navis said in Delhi on Tues­day.

The projects mainly in­clude in farm­ers’ sui­cide prone dis­tricts in Vi­darbha and Marath­wada and drought-prone dis­tricts in rest of the Ma­ha­rash­tra.

With this nod, Ma­ha­rash­tra will get Rs 10,000 crore in com­ing two years, Fad­navis added. A pro­posal to com­plete un­fin­ished 107 ir­ri­ga­tion projects was sub­mit­ted to the Cen­tre by the State Gov­ern­ment. To give a fi­nal shape to the pro­posal, Fad­navis along with Wa­ter Re­sources Min­is­ter Girish Ma­ha­jan met Union Fi­nance Min­is­ter Arun Jait­ley. After de­tailed dis­cus­sion, Jait­ley gave in prin­ci­ple per­mis­sion to the projects, Fad­navis said. Fad­navis also dis­cussed the is­sue with Niti Ayog of­fi­cials in the PMO. Prin­ci­pal Sec­re­tary to the Prime Min­is­ter Nrepen­dra Mishra was also present. An agree­ment in this re­gard will be signed soon. Once the projects get com­pleted, it will help in en­hanc­ing ir­ri­ga­tion po­ten­tial of the State man­i­fold.

Fad­navis said that 83 out of to­tal 107

pend­ing projects are smaller in scale and can be com­plete by De­cem­ber 2018.

Union Trans­port Min­is­ter Nitin Gad­kari and Fad­navis had a meet­ing with Coal and Rail­way Min­is­ter Piyush Goyal at Trans­port Bha­van in the evening. Ad­dress­ing a joint press con­fer­ence later, Gad­kari and Fad­navis in­formed about sev­eral de­ci­sions taken re­lated to var­i­ous rail, road and port projects in the State.

Gosikhurd dam

Ma­ha­rash­tra Chief Min­is­ter Deven­dra Fad­navis presents bou­quet to Union Min­is­ter Arun Jait­ley, in New Delhi, on Tues­day.

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