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Monday, December 12, 2011

Nabard sanctions Rs 615 cr to Maharashtra

Nabard has sanctioned a total of Rs 615.33 crore during FY 2011-12 to the Government of Maharashtra out of its Rural Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF).

The money is for development of roads and bridges, minor irrigation (MI), Kharland projects and construction of anganwadi centres.

The sanction comprises Rs 151.25 crore for six MI projects in the two districts of Washim and Nanded.

This is towards creation of an additional irrigation potential in 6,486 ha., and employment to the tune of 100.47 lakh non-recurring man-days and 4.87 lakh recurring man-days, besides contributing to agricultural production/productivity in the State.

Rs 346.31 crore has been given for 142 road and 26 bridge projects in seven districts which will create connectivity to the extent of 360.39 km of road and 3,205 m of bridges connecting 603 villages, 370 marketing centres as also several tourist places, pilgrimage centres etc.

This will create a recurring and non-recurring employment to the tune of 83.45 lakh man-days.
kharland projects

On the Kharland projects front, Rs 32.74 crore is for 35 projects to reclaim 4,580.74 ha of saline land in the State's four coastal districts.

This will facilitate agriculture cultivation and help increase livelihood opportunities and incremental income.

Finally, Rs 85.03 crore is for building anganwadi centres in 33 districts of Maharashtra, and will facilitate construction of pucca structures for operation and storage for anganwadi centres.


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