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CM reviews water resource dept. activities

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Ranchi, Nov. 6: Chief Minister Mr. Raghubar Das directed the Water Resource Department to get recommendation of Rs. 50 lac from each MLA from their MLA fund every year for digging ponds in the state.

Taking the dictum of ‘village water for village sake’, the CM said to include this scheme in 2016-07 budget. He said that the next budget will be farmer based & small schemes should be given priority. He said it while reviewing water resource department at Project Building.

The CM said that the govt. is committed to create employment in the villages to stop migration from villages. The government is currently working on a pilot project using stored water in the mines for irrigation and drinking purposes. It will be implemented at specific locations.

Principal Secretary, Water Resource Department Mr. Sukhdeo Singh informed the CM that out of budget allocations of Rs. 1000 crore a sum of Rs. 552 crore has been spend. He said that 32 schemes are being rejuvenated by the department. He also informed the CM that 25,000 hectare lands have become cultivable due to water supply from Amanat Barrage in Palamu.

The CM directed to sort out the land dispute and complete the Sankari Project in Lohardaga.

Water Resource Minister Mr. Chandra Prakash Choudhary, Chief Secretary Mr. Rajiv Gauba, Principal Secretary Finance and Planning Mr. Amit Khare and other senior officers were present in the meeting.

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