Question raised in Lok Sabha on Cleaning of Ponds, Lakes and Canals, 04/07/2019

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Cleaning of Ponds, Lakes and Canals, 04/07/2019. Central Assistance (CA) for renovation of water bodies is provided under the scheme of Repair, Renovation and Restoration (RRR) of Water Bodies, which is a component of Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY). The objectives of Repair, Renovation and Restoration (RRR) of Water Bodies scheme are comprehensive improvement and restoration of water bodies thereby increasing tank storage capacity, restoration of lost irrigation potential, etc. Under the scheme, a total of 2064 water bodies with an estimated cost of Rs.1765 crore have been taken up for restoration in various States since XII Plan onwards, out of which 1160 water bodies have been reported to be completed with potential restoration of 0.88 Lha (provisional) up to March, 2019. Total Central Assistance amounting to Rs.369.11 crore has been released to the States up to March, 2019 for completion of works of these water bodies.

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