Centre accepted Irrigation projects worth Rs 85,000 crore

Highlights:

  • The Centre has accepted two major irrigation/multi-purpose projects and four flood management schemes, with a cumulative cost of Rs 84,748 crore, from six states/UT after assessing their techno-economic viability.
  • The projects include the Kaleshwaram Project of Telangana with an estimated cost of over Rs 80,190 crore.
  • The techno-economic viability of these projects were assessed by an advisory committee of the Union ministry of water resources.
  • The ministry will now move to the Cabinet for approval of these projects.