Public Health Engineering (PHE) Minister Taj Mohiuddin laid the foundation stone yesterday for the two projects, scheduled to be completed by 2013-14, an official spokesman said.
The projects upon completion will benefit thousands of people living in many areas of Budgam and Srinagar districts by providing potable drinking water and irrigation facilities.
The minister first laid the foundation stone of Rs 121 crore Sukhnag Water Supply Scheme at Parthan in Budgam district which is expected to provide and augment drinking water facilities to 130 villages and habitations.
"The 10 million gallon daily water supply scheme is also expected to augment water supply needs of Bemina, Soibug and other areas of Srinagar district," the spokesman said.
Taj later laid the foundation stone of modernisation project of Lar canal at Quimroo in the central Kashmir district which is expected to cost Rs 47 crore.
On completion the project is expected to benefit around 4,000 hectares of command area, the spokesman said, adding the scheme would be completed under Accelerated Irrigation Benefit Programme.