20 Apr 2012

Madhya Pradesh Water Sector Restructuring Project Approved

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Planning Commission has given investment clearance for the scheme “Madhya Pradesh water sector restructuring project (MPWSRP)”. The project is estimated to cost Rs. 1919 Crore(2011-12 Price Level). 

The project shall be completed in the financial year 2014-15 and Plan account would be closed by 31st March 2015. Project may accordingly be executed as per the approved outlays in the State Annual Plans. The State Finance Department would restrict the expenditure to the approved cost and no additional expenditure beyond approved cost may be permitted unless the revised estimate is got approved following the prescribed procedure. 

The project Authority must seek the approval of the “Command Area Development Plan” from the Planning Commission for those commands where the command area works are not completed so far. Also the CAD works will be executed concurrently with the project implementation so that the participation of the stake holder farmers is ensured right from the stage of project planning through implementation to maintenance. This will ensure that the outlay on the project is converted into enduring outcomes in the form of assured and sustainable irrigation benefits to the farmers. The pari-passu implementation of the CAD works would be monitored by the Planning Commission. 

The Madhya Pradesh Government shall ensure that any civil works under the Madhya Pradesh Water Sector Restructuring Project (MPWSRP) that involve any scope of additional utilization of water in the scheme falling under Ken, Tons, Betwa, Chambal and Sindh basins may be taken up only in consultations with Central Water Commission. 

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