The Maharashtra Cupboard on Thursday authorized the implementation of Chief Minister H2o Conservation Programme, costing ₹1,340.75 crore. Beneath the programme, water sources would be fixed, which will increase the State’s irrigation ability.

The period of the programme is from April 2020 to March 2023, a media statement reported.

In the past thirty to 40 yrs to ease drought, a lot of water sources had been developed by way of work promise techniques. Nevertheless, because of to absence of common servicing, it is not being made use of to its comprehensive opportunity. Out of the accomplished sources, seven,916 need to have to be fixed, and water storage and irrigation ability need to have to be restored. If these are revived, water will be obtainable at comprehensive ability.

Beneath the programme, numerous ponds, and lakes with the irrigation ability up to 600 hectares would be fixed. Also, restore function of canals because of to breakage of its lining will also be undertaken.