Rs 664 cr approved for flood control in Haryana
Haryana govt has approved 251 new flood control schemes costing Rs 664 crore, Irrigation department said.
Chandigarh: Haryana government has
approved 251 new flood control schemes costing Rs 664 crore,
Irrigation department said on Saturday.
On Ganga Flood Control Commission schemes Rs 82 crore
will be spent, while Rs 150 crore has been earmarked for plans
under the purview of Haryana State Flood Control Board, an
official spokesman said. Rs 30 crore has been set aside for
schemes that will be executed by NABARD.
A sum of Rs 102 crore is likely to be spent during the
current financial year.
Due to heavy flood in Yamuna last year, deluge
protection work would be carried out along the river in
Yamunanagar, Karnal, Panipat, Sonipat, Faridabad and Palwal
Besides, a number of new schemes have been formulated
to control floods in the districts of Sirsa, Fatehabad,
Ambala, Kaithal, Kurukshetra, Panchkula, Rohtak, Jhajjar,
Bhiwani, Rewari, Mewat, Hisar, Mahendergarh and Jind. Schemes
for construction and repair of dam to protect villagers in
different parts of the state had also been approved.
The Haryana State Flood Control Board had recently
approved 28 new schemes costing Rs 41.5 crore and sanctioned
Rs 10 crore for 16 ongoing schemes of the Public Health
Engineering Department, the spokesman said.