Maharashtra approves Rs.917 cr for Upper Godavari project

The Maharashtra state cabinet approved a whopping Rs.917.74 crore to revive and complete the ambitious Upper Godavari project to boost water availability for agriculture and drinking, involving regions of Nashik, Ahmednagar and Aurangabad.

Under this project various irrigation schemes have been planned in these three regions of Godavari Marathwada Irrigation Development Corporation. Water resources department officials said with the state cabinet approving this huge amount, all schemes could be completed to ensure adequate water is available for irrigation and drinking purposes.

The major works under this project include Manjarpada-1scheme that has been planned to arrest water flowing in the western side of Sahydari hills and divert it to the eastern side of the ridge to help irrigation.

Along with it, the works on Palkhed Left Bank Canal will also benefit Vaijapur (Aurangabad district) and Kopargaon (Ahmednagar district). All these schemes -designed to irrigate 74,000 hectare of land -are in final stages of completion.

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