Archive for the ‘Water Supply & Sanitation’ Category

Rukura irrigation project gets green signal

February 3, 2010 Leave a comment

The Planning Commission has accorded clearance to the Rs 300-crore Rukura medium irrigation project in Sundergarh district of Orissa, to be implemented under the Accelerated Irrigation Benefit Programme.

About 5,700 ha of farm land is to be irrigated by the project. The land acquisition work is underway and the project is slated to be completed by 2014

According to sources, the tender work for the project and the construction of the model colony are in progress. Simultaneously, the rehabilitation and resettlement work is in advanced stages of completion.

JICA to provide loan for Rengali Left Bank Canal

December 20, 2009 Leave a comment

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is expected to provide Rs 150 crore additional loan assistance to the Orissa government for completion of the Rengali Left Bank Canal.

JICA has already sanctioned Rs 474 crore for the project. Out of the total length of 141 km, the work on 71 km could be completed with Rs 150-crore assistance from the bank.

The 71 km canal could provide irrigation facilities to 29,000 ha, however, work has been completed only on a portion of it which can irrigate 16,000 ha.

The entire project is expected to irrigate 1,14,000 ha when fully completed.

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