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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 Gosikhurd project.

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.