(News) Big campaign for irrigation in Madhya Pradesh Bundelkhand region

Big campaign for irrigation in Madhya Pradesh Bundelkhand region

A big drive for expanding irrigation facilities in the six districts of Bundelkhand region is in full swing in the state. The State Government has framed out a special action plan of Rs one thousand 118 crore. Under the plan, various projects have been initiated in the region. The works will be completed in three years. However, a sum of Rs 125 crore has been received so far from centre government under the Bundelkhand package.

Work On Action Plan:

Under the action plan, amount Rs one thousand 118 crore will be spent in the areas include Datia, Tikamgarh, Chhattarpur, Panna, Damoh and Sagar districts. Rs 100 crore will be spent in command area of Rajghat canal in Datia district. Besides, small irrigation projects of Rs 125 crore in other parts of area. Rs 236 crore for the completion of Bariyarpur heavy project, Rs 90 crore for maintaining ponds. Rs 150 crore for capacity building, maintenance and constructions of new canals. 119 new small irrigation projects of Rs 417 crore are in progress.

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Courtesy: centralchronicle.com


It is a good news that a big campaign for irrigation in MP region of Bundelkhand is in the offing. Can I know weather there is some provision of removing the silt of Bila Dam as it's storage capacity is considerably decreased due to deposits.

Earlier it was giving 3 to 4 times water for the rabi crop but now despite having water up to maximum level, it is not giving water even 2 times. the dam was constructed some where in 1968-69 and since then a lot of deposits are setlled which has affected it's storing capacity adversely.

The canals, main and minor also need repairs.I shall be thankful if some information in this regard is given.

M P Agnihotri.