Government To Construct 1400 Vented Dams in DK & Udupi Under Paschima Vahini Scheme

Government To Construct 1400 Vented Dams in DK & Udupi Under Paschima Vahini Scheme

The state Government has identified 1,400 places in Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts to construct vented dams under Paschima Vahini Scheme. Rs500 crore has been reserved during 2021-22 for building them. Minister for Minor Irrigation, Law and Parliamentary Affairs J. C. Madhuswamy said that the dams are being constructed in phases, while 1,400 places have been identified under the scheme. The projects will help recharge groundwater and arrange water for drinking and farming. The State Government will also chalk out plans for dredging in dams and other water bodies. Minister for Energy, Kannada and Culture V. Sunil Kumar, who presided over the function, said that it has been planned to build 100 vented dams under the scheme in Udupi district by 2023.

 

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