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Water Resources Department


Water level of Jayakwadi dam crosses 92% of capacity, 18 gates opened

September 30, 2021 12:57 am

The state water resources department has asked district officials to closely monitor the water level and if required, open more gates. “There are 27 gates. If necessary, all gates will be opened,” an official informed.

Maharashtra: Revenue crunch may hit water resources dept’s ongoing projects

February 21, 2021 2:41 am

The water resources department has pitched for Rs 15,234-crore Budget which is an increase of Rs 5,234 crore compared to the last one.

Allocate Rs 850-cr water tax for repairs of irrigation projects: Maharashtra dept

May 09, 2016 3:01 am

At present, the entire Rs 850 crore is deposited with the ministry of revenue and utilised for non-irrigation projects, even though the funds are generated from agriculture and allied activities.

Area under irrigation down

June 05, 2014 3:59 am

It adds that the total irrigation potential created was 49.26 lakh hectares, compared to 48.25 lakh hectares in 2012-13.

‘White paper on irrigation before winter session’

July 14, 2012 3:59 am

Owing to repeated demands from the Opposition for a white paper on irrigation in the state and allegations of largescale corruption and misappropriation within the Water Resources department,Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar on Friday said a detailed white paper covering the past decade will be brought out before the winter session of the legislature commences in Nagpur.

‘Irrigated land rose 5.17% in decade’

July 04, 2012 6:05 am

The Cabinet on Tuesday viewed a presentation by the state’s Water Resources Department that sought to reject claims that despite expenditures totalling almost Rs 70,000 crore in the past 10 years,the area of irrigated cropped land had grown by only 0.1 per cent.

Despite Narmada dam,a long way to go in irrigation

April 07, 2012 2:50 am

Despite tall claims of high growth in agriculture sector,the present plans of the state government envisage irrigating only 50 per cent of the total arable land and the state has a long way to go in realising its full potential of irrigation,according to a top government official.