10,000cr central aid for irrigation
Mumbai: The central government will be giving Rs 10,000 crore aid to the state in the next two years to complete 107 irrigation projects.
CM Devendra Fadnavis along with irrigation minister Girish Mahajan met union finance minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday to seek additional funds for these pending projects.
“These projects are at different stages of implementation and are very important for the drought prone Marathwada and Vidharbha area,” said a senior official. There are nearly 277 irrigation projects that will require Rs 67,000 crore for their completion.