Punjab CM approves `130 cr for tubewells in Kandi area

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Old 28-Oct-2010
Punjab CM approves `130 cr for tubewells in Kandi area

Chandigarh October 28:

In a bid to ensure adequate irrigation facility in the scanty rainfall Kandi area of Punjab, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has given approval to install 280 tubewells at a cost of `130 crore.

Badal said that to undertake this project at war footing, 40 tubewells would be installed with the departmental machinery whereas; the drilling work of 240 tubewells would to be allotted to different drilling agencies through e-tendering to accomplish the entire task by March 2012.

Badal said these tubewells would irrigate an area of about 34,500 acre and the provision of `60 crore for the year 2010-11 and `70 crore for 2011-12 for this project had also been made. Referring to the on going projects of deep tubewells, Badal said that that the drilling work of 57 tubewells under three different schemes had been completed and after completion these tubewells would irrigate 7,000 acre of un-irrigated land in Kandi area of distract Hoshiarpur and Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar.

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