States May Get Rs 6,654 Cr For Flood Control In 10th Plan

New Delhi, July 10: | Updated: Jul 11 2002, 05:30am hrs
The working group on Tenth Plan has recommended an outlay of Rs 6,653.93 crore for flood control, drainage and anti-erosion schemes in the state sector. It is proposed to cover an area of 2.78 million hectare under these schemes in the Plan period, said the Union minister for water resources, Arjun Charan Sethi.

Mr Sethi who was addressing the members of the Parliamentary consultative committee attached to his ministry in the Capital on Wednesday said, in the Ninth Plan the states have spent nearly Rs 760 crore under these schemes benefiting 16 million hectare area. Major works taken up under the programme was embankment construction, drainage and channels.

He said, the working group has recommended Rs 23.80 crore for Harang scheme and Rs 150 crore as Central assistance for flood control including drainage in Brahmaputra and Barak basin. It has proposed an outlay of Rs 50 crore for the new central sector scheme, improvement of drainage in the country including Mokmah Tal area.