Press Releases

28 July 2020
28 July 2020

  • Chandigarh July 28- The Department of Irrigation and Water Resources, Haryana has prepared projects worth Rs. 3251 crore to rehabilitate main off-takes of Western Jamuna Canal (WJC) carrier system that is Sirsa Branch, Hansi Branch, JLN Feeder, Bhalaut Branch, Delhi Branch and Gurugram Water Supply Channel. After the rehabilitation of the main carrier system and its main off-takes, about 4800 Cusec of additional water will be available to the State during the monsoon period.
  • This was informed in a review meeting of the Irrigation and Water Resources Department held under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal here today. He directed the department to prepare a time bound action plan for executing the project.
  • It was informed that additional Capacity of 3700 Cusec has been created from Hamida Head to Munak Head to utilize the maximum available water during monsoon period after rehabilitation of Western Jamuna Canal (WJC) carrier system at a cost of Rs 210 Crore. Apart from this, about Rs. 200 Crore is being spent on the replacement and rehabilitation of various pumps, motors and other ancillaries of lift irrigation system in Mahendergarh, Rewari, Charkhi Dadri, Bhiwani and Jhajjar districts. After the complete rehabilitation, lifting capacity of about 2100 Cusec would be restored. The entire project would be completed by December 31, 2020.
  • Mr Manohar Lal stressed upon the need of shifting towards micro irrigation for optimum utilization of available water in the State and directed the department to prepare an action plan of 10 years for lining of about 6000 unlined water courses out of total 15,404 watercourses in the State. He said that efforts would be made to get the funds from Government of India under Incentivizing Scheme for Bridging the Irrigation Gap (ISBIG).
  • The Chief Minister also directed to complete the repair work of bridges on priority basis. The department has recently surveyed all the 12,631 bridges on various canals and drainage networks in the State and found that 1,754 bridges require minor or major repairs.
  • It was informed that 2 projects of community based micro irrigation of 162 outlets have been recently got approved from NABARD under Micro Irrigation Fund and work on the same would be taken up very soon. Apart from this, a project of community based integrated micro irrigation with on-farm micro irrigation in various districts of Haryana to utilize Treated Waste Water of existing 35 Sewerage Treatment Plants (STPs) with the estimated cost of Rs.500 Crore has been got approved from NABARD under Micro Irrigation Fund. Mr Manohar Lal directed to complete the schemes within the target period of two years so that every drop of treated waste water flowing in the drains would be utilized for irrigation.
  • It was also informed that 327 channels have been rehabilitated in the State during the last six years at a cost of Rs.1638 Crore. In addition, work on 196 channels with an estimated cost of Rs. 641.45 Crore is in progress. It was informed that 18 model ponds in various districts would be developed for best utilization of ponds in villages for irrigation purposes. The Irrigation and Water Resources Department, Command Area Development Authority and Development and Panchayats Department would jointly develop these model ponds by January 2021.
  • It was also informed that under the ‘Mera Pani Meri Virasat’ scheme, the State Government has decided to construct 1000 recharging wells in water stressed and flood prone blocks to raise the depleting ground water level. Work on 300 such structures has been started and another 700 would be taken up shortly.
  • Among those present in the meeting included MLA Nangal Choudhary, Mr Abhay Singh Yadav, Additional Chief Secretary, Irrigation and Water Resources Department Mr Devender Singh, Deputy Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Ms. Ashima Brar, Engineer in Chief, Irrigation, Mr. Birender Singh, Chief Engineer of the Department Mr Sandeep Bishnoi and other senior officers of the State Government.
  • Chandigarh, July 28: Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal has urged the Union Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs, Mr Hardeep Singh Puri to extend the Delhi-Panipat Regional Rapid Transit System Corridor upto Karnal for the benefit of commuters of this area also and said that this Corridor will not just cut down the travel time significantly but also bring economic benefits to the entire connecting region, including Karnal.
  • Mr Manohar Lal raised this demand in the meeting of Chief Ministers of all BJP ruled states held through video conferencing, here today. BJP National President, Mr J.P. Nadda and Union Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs, Mr Hardeep Singh Puri were also present in the meeting.
  • The Chief Minister said that with a view to realize Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi’s vision of ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ and to take this campaign to the ground level, street vendors in the State are being provided loan facility. He said that the Atmanirbhar Portal has also been set up for this purpose and about 1.14 lakh street vendors in 87 Municipalities of the State are likely to be benefited from this. Apart from this, the State Government has also made an arrangement of loan under DRI for small traders and businessmen in the State, he added.
  • Mr Manohar Lal said that with a view to further promote the Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in the State; the State Government has not only set up a separate Department of MSME but also made an arrangement of Shishu Loan and Mudra Loan to assist the entrepreneurs in setting up of such enterprises in the State.
  • While referring to the steps taken by the State Government to help the poor and needy during the COVID-19 pandemic, he said that financial assistance at a rate of Rs 1000 per week that is Rs 4000 to Rs 5000 per month has been provided to such people in the State. He said such needy persons are also being identified under the Parivar Pehchan Patra programme of the State Government and are being provided financial assistance.