State Government is vigorously pursued the SYL matter: Governor
Chandigarh, March 5- Haryana Governor, Sh. Satyadeo Narain Arya said that in a bid to ensure Haryana gets its legitimate share of water, the State Government is vigorously pursuing the SYL matter in the Supreme Court and the Court has given a verdict in favour of Haryana, revalidating the claim of Haryana for construction of SYL canal. Haryana has strongly registered its demand, for early completion of the Canal, with Government of India, Ministry of Water Resources in the tripartite meeting of Punjab and Haryana Chief Ministers with Union Minister of Jal Shakti, convened as per the mandate of Supreme Court of India, said the Governor.
Sh. Satyadeo Narain Arya was delivering his address on the first day of Budget Session of Haryana Vidhan Sabha which commenced here today
An amount of Rs. 2000 crore to be spent on WJC
Sh. Satyadeo Narain Arya said that State Government has planned and started implementation of a major scheme to augment supply of water by channelizing and storing monsoon water by augmenting capacity of Western Jamuna Canal System (WJC) system by 5000 cusecs by spending more than Rs. 2000 crore. The Governor said that ensuring no water shortage in Haryana, the Government is also vigorously pursuing the construction of up-stream storage dams namely Renuka, Kishau and Lakhwar Vyasi on river Yamuna for getting assured water supply to the State from river Yamuna and its tributaries namely Giri and Tons.
Haryana Water Resources (Conservation, Regulation and Management) Authority constituted
Sh. Satyadeo Narain Arya further informed that to ensure sustainable water resources regime, The Haryana Water Resources (Conservation, Regulation and Management) Authority has been established.
In order to increase or restore the carrying capacity of major irrigation networks to utilize available or surplus water during monsoon period in river Yamuna, the State Government has got approved the projects of rehabilitation of Parallel Delhi Branch (PDB), Augmentation Canal, Jawaharlal Nehru Canal and Hansi Branch costing about Rs. 1000.00 crore from NABARD, said Governor.
MICADA constituted promoting Micro Irrigation
Sh. Satyadeo Narain Arya said that for promoting Micro Irrigation on a large scale in the state, Government has strengthened the existing Command Area Development Authority (CADA) and renamed it as Micro Irrigation and Command Area Development Authority (MICADA). The new authority shall promote and implement micro irrigation in addition to its regular Command Area Development Programme for increasing agricultural production and farmers’ incomes in Haryana. Rehabilitation work of about 110 channels is in progress.
Sh. Satyadeo Narain Arya said that Government is also committed to provide water to the farthest tail of Southern Haryana by ensuring special thrust towards improving capacity and efficiency of various pumps of Lift Irrigation System in districts Rewari, Mahendergarh, Charkhi Dadri and Bhiwani. About Rs. 200.00 crore is being invested for replacement, refurbishment and repair of pumps.
1000 recharge borewells costing Rs. 32.33 crore
In order to recharge the ground water in the dark zones with rain water stagnant in the fields, a scheme for construction of 1000 recharge borewells costing Rs. 32.33 crore has been approved under “Mera Pani Meri Virasat”. About 8000 acres of land submerged every year shall be benefited by this scheme. To provide drinking water to Mewat area, State Government has decided to construct Mewat Feeder Canal of 100 Cusecs, through pipeline off-taking from Gurgaon Water Supply (GWS) Channel near Badli, running along KMP Expressway till it reaches Gurgaon Canal.
Haryana Pond and Waste Water Management Authority constituted
The Haryana Pond and Waste Water Management Authority (HPWWMA) constituted by the State Government have collected the data of all 18121 ponds in the state for rejuvenation and restoration of problematic ponds. Besides, Grey water/ waste water flowing into these ponds are being treated through constructed Wetland Technologies which would enable these ponds to be also used for pisciculture and micro-irrigation. This initiative of ours has been appreciated by Central Pollution Control Board and has been recommended to be replicated in other states. Action plan for 2020-21 and 2021-22 covering 2500 ponds has been finalised and is under implementation. Irrigation and Water Resources department has formulated a project costing ₹ 500 crore covering 35 STPs having capacity of 338.85 MLD for use of Treated Waste Water (TWW) in 1st phase.