The Planning Commission has approved a Rs 116-crore project for rehabilitation and modernisation of critically damaged irrigation channel in Haryana,including of Bhakra Canal and Western Yamuna Canal.
The project is to be completed within the next financial year,an official release said.
The project proposal includes rehabilitation,renovation and modernisation of 36 critically damaged channels of Bhakra Canal System,74 critically damaged channels of Lift Canal System and also 27 critically damaged channels of Western Yamuna Canal System, it said.
The scheme would involve additional irrigation of 31,646 hectares,taking the proposed total irrigation in the command area after modernisation to 2,72,091 hectare.
The project shall be completed in the financial year 2012-13 and Plan accounts would be closed by March,31,2013.
The project authority will seek the approval of the Command Area Development Plan from the Planning Commission, the release said.