Agriculture Finance : Finance request for Gosikhurd National Irrigation Project
Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has requested the centre to allocate Rs 8,167 crore to
facilitate the completion of Gosikhurd National Irrigation Project in Maharashtra.
Chief minister has indicated it is a national project and the entire finances needed for this
project were to be provided by the Centre. Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Water Resources
Minister Uma Bharati have agreed to consider the state government’s demand for more funds for
The irrigation project along river Wainganga will benefit farmers across three districts of
Bhandara, Nagpur and Chandrapur districts of Vidarbha. The land that would be covered under
irrigation through this project in Bhandara is 81,697 hectare, in Nagpur is 22,997 hectares
and in Chandrapur is 1,43,106 hectares.