Shimla, December 15
The Union Government today approved the Renukaji dam project as part of the Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY) at a Cabinet meeting held in New Delhi, said Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur.
He said that the detailed project report (DPR) for Rs 4,596.76 crore was accepted in 2015, but as there was no agreement between the beneficiary states, the project could not be taken forward.
Thakur said that Delhi, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh, signed an interstate agreement on January 9, 2019. Later, the Ministry of Jal Shakti accepted the DPR for Rs 6,946.99 crore on December 9, 2019.
The Chief Minister said that the project envisages the construction of a 148-metre high rock fill dam with storage capacity of 498 million cubic metres, which would be used for supplying drinking water @ 23 cubic metres per second to the National Capital Territory of Delhi.—TNS
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