Provide solar pump to increase land under irrigation: CM

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 05 Jul 2018 09:22:46


Staff Reporter,

“It is a good thing that on demand farm pond scheme is being implemented effectively. Now, solar pumps should be provided to the farmers on priority. This will help in increasing land under irrigation and agriculture productivity,” said Chief Minister of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis. On Wednesday he reviewed the development of Amravati district at a meeting in Vidhan Bhavan hall.

The Guardian Miniser Pravin Pote; MP Ramdas Tadas; MLA Dr Sunil Deshmukh; Dr Anil Bonde, District Collector Abhijeet Bangar, Chief Executive Officer Manisha Khatri; Commissioner of Police Dattatray Mandlik; Superintendent of Police Abhinash Kumar; Municipal Commissioner Sanjay Nipane.

Chief Minister said, “Efforts are underway to increase the income through various schemes. The target of farm pond scheme has already completed. In fact we have completed 4,803 farm ponds more. There are some places where power supply is not possible. At such places solar pumps should be provided. This will help farmers to cultivate crops.”

Fadnavis stated that the previous year 100 per cent works under the watered village scheme in 2013 was done. 80 per cent work is completed in rest of the villages. The farmers have benefitted to a large extent due to the river rejuvenation project implemented with the assistance of Sir Ratan Tata Trusts. Electricity is provided to 2,028 water pumps. Similarly, the work for sufficient electricity supply should be completed as per the schedule. If contractor is inefficient then withdraw him, instructed Fadnavis.

10,729 works under he Prime Minister Awas Yojna (PMAY) are completed. 24,723 works have been approved against the target of 34,569 works. First installment is given to 23,164 beneficiaries. It should be verified whether the house constructions work commences on payment of the first installment. Provision for compensation of Rs 50,000 be made for acquiring private land for distribution of leases. Funds worth Rs 37 crores are received in the Development Plan report of the Amravati Municipal Corporation under PMAY. It was informed to those present.

The land acquired for Nagpur-Mumbai Samruddhi Mahamarg is 90 per cent. Efforts should be taken to complete the remaining land acquisition.