Gosikhurd project is 67% complete, VIDC confident of meeting Dec 2021 deadline

  • | Saturday | 12th January, 2019

Nagpur: The ambitious Rs18,500 crore Gosikhurd irrigation project is 67% complete and Vidarbha Irrigation Development Corporation (VIDC) is confident of meeting the December 2021 deadline. Another 37,000 Ha capacity will be added by June. The right bank canal (RBC) is complete and we have released water in it up to 99 kilometres. We have already released some water in it.”All the four major lift irrigation schemes (LIS) — Tekepar, Ambhora, Nerla and Mokhabardi — are complete. The agency has so far spent Rs11,085 crore, which translates into 60% of the cost.The irrigation capacity of the project is 2.75 lakh hectare and presently it is irrigating over 75,000 Ha.

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