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Cabinet approves implementation of Shahpurkandi Dam (National Project) on river Ravi in Punjab

UNI India-English 2018-12-06 21:44:00
New Delhi, Dec 6 (UNI) The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday approved implementation of Shahpurkandi Dam Project, Punjab on river Ravi, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said.

For this, Central Assistance of Rs 485.
38 crore (for irrigation component) would be provided over five years from 2018-19 to 2022-23.

Implementation of this project would help minimising some of the water of the River Ravi which at present is going waste through the Madhopur Headworks downstream to Pakistan.

On completion of the project an Irrigation Potential of 5,000 ha in Punjab State and 32,173 ha in J&K State would be created.