J&K plans major irrigation project

The Jammu and Kashmir Government is planning to set up an ambitious water supply project allied with two major rivers to cater to the agricultural needs of the state.

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir Government is
planning to set up an ambitious water supply project allied
with two major rivers to cater to the agricultural needs of
the state.

The proposed Rs 600-crore Ravi-Tawi water supply scheme
would be taken up on the inter-state rivers after seeking the
opinion of the Supreme Court, Minister for Public Health
Engineering, Irrigation and Flood Control, Taj Mohi-ud-Din
said during a high level meeting here today.

The state is locked in a dispute with Punjab on river
water sharing.

"The government is embarking on a major project worth
Rs 600 crore for setting up Ravi-Tawi scheme by using water of
two rivers Ravi and Tawi in Jammu and Kathua districts of
J&K," he said.

-PTI

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