National Agricultural Bank for Rural Development (NABARD) will provide funds of Rs 400 crore to Uttarakhand in the current financial year for various projects of PWD, and the irrigation and the power sectors.

Chairing a meeting with the NABARD last week, Uttarakhand Chief Secretary, Mr Alok Kumar Jain, approved projects worth Rs 300 crore for PWD, Rs 150 crore projects for the irrigation department and Rs 127 crore projects for the power department, official sources said.

During the meeting, Mr Jain directed officials to prepare Detailed Project Report (DPR) of projects in time.

He instructed the PWD officers to constitute a cell of mechanical engineers for construction of ropeways for carrying out the projects.

He also asked the irrigation department officers to prepare DPR of lift irrigation projects besides that of tube wells and canals.

He said UJVN Ltd would construct three hydropower projects of 23 MW capacity for power generation. These projects would begin generating power by 2017.

(This article was published on July 1, 2012)
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