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Project for better use of water of rivers flowing into Pak

Press Trust of India  |  Jaipur 

The Sector Restructuring Project will focus on effective utilisation of excess and of major rivers flowing into Pakistan, an said.

An MoU was signed with the (NDB) for a loan of Rs 1,000 crore for the Rs 3,300-crore project in today.

"The project aims to better utilise and of Ravi, Beas, Sutlej and Ghaggar rivers that flow into Pakistan," (Water Resources) Shikhar Agrawal said.

Rs 1,000 crore would be spent in the first phase. The loan amount for the second phase will be provided in April.

(Water Resources) said that restructuring and repair of canals built under the Indira Gandhi Canal Project will be carried out. It will curb water losses and water locking problems so that farmers get ample water for irrigation.

Solanki said the project will be completed in five years.

The project will solve drinking and irrigation water woes of 10 districts of the desert state -- Sriganganagar, Hanumangarh, Churu, Nagaur, Bikaner, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Sikar, Jhunjhunu and Barmer.

A management system for Ravi, Beas, Sutlej and Ghaggar rivers will also be developed under the project, Solanki added.

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First Published: Tue, February 13 2018. 18:45 IST