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Centre to give 90% fund for multipurpose Jamrani Dam project

The central government on Friday gave an investment approval for the multipurpose Jamrani Dam project which is to be constructed in Nanital, said Hari Chandra Semwal, secretary for the Uttarakhand irrigation department. The cost of the Jamrani project- Rs 2,584.1 crore would be shared between the central government and the state government in the proportion of 90:10 under the Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana. The decision was taken in a meeting held on Friday under the chairmanship of the secretary of water resources, Government of India. During the meeting, proposed schemes from West Bengal, Manipur, Maharashtra, and Uttarakhand were taken up for investment approval. The meeting was also attended by Niti Aayog and Central Water Commission officials. The ambitious project is likely to be completed by 2027. Construction works and rehabilitation will start soon. Under the project, there is a provision to provide 42 million cubic meters of drinking water to Haldwani city. Irrigation water will be given to 57,065 hectares of agricultural land.

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