Irrigation projects launched in Madhya Pradesh and Assam
PM News Bureau
Work on three irrigation projects sanctioned for Raisen district of Madhya Pradesh has been launched. The irrigation schemes, which are estimated to cost about Rs 10 crore, include Ashapuri minor irrigation project (Rs 3 crore), Kevlari minor irrigation project (Rs 3 crore) and Betwa Bairage project (Rs 4 crore).
The Ashapuri Reservoir Scheme, located at Ashapuri village, 78 km from the district HQ, covers a catchment area of 4.98 sq. km. After completion of the scheme, irrigation potential will be created on 324 hectares of land. Besides, the 6.50-km long main canal being constructed under the scheme will benefit 296 farmers of the area.
Irrigation potential will also be created on 392 hectares of land in six villages after completion of the Kevlari minor forest scheme at Kevlari village in Uaipura tahsil. Length of the dam to be constructed under this scheme is 1,230 metre and height 11.95 metre. As many as 970 farmers stand to benefit from the schemes.
The Betwa Bairage project, to be constructed on Betwa and Kaliyasot rivers at village Bhojpur of Goharganj tahsil, is a multipurpose project that will include construction of a new concrete barrage on river Betwa and addition of one metre height in the already built Bhojpur barrage. Irrigation potential will be created on 140 hectares of land in eight villages. Also, the scheme will facilitate 48-lakh litre water supply per day to the 25-mw captive power project at Mandideep.
A Community Managed Micro Lift Irrigation Scheme (CMLIS) has been launched at village Tokradia under Hajo development block in Kamrup district of Assam to increase the agricultural produce. The project was launched under the Assam Rural Infrastructure & Agriculture Service Project, a World Bank-funded programme.
The Tokradia Seuji Pathar Parichalana Samity is implementing the project on the bank of rivulet 'Kalajol' covering an area of 77.50 bighas, which would benefit 15 small and marginal farmers of the village. Out of the total project cost of Rs 1.31 lakh, 70 per cent was released by ARIASP and the rest was contributed by the farmers themselves.
Till date altogether 23 CMLIS have been taken up in eight districts of Assam under the ongoing ARIASP programme.
(March 01-15, 04)