Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat met Union Water Power Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat in New Delhi on Friday.

Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat met Union Water Power Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat in New Delhi on Friday. During the meeting, Chief Minister Trivendra placed before the Union Water Power Minister the matter of providing change or relaxation of standards for the hilly states under the water scheme to every farm under the ‘Pradhan Mantri Krishi Samphachai Yojana’. In which the plans for revival, renovation, strengthening and expansion of canals in the Surface Minor Irrigation Scheme were also requested to be approved. On this occasion, the Chief Minister increased the existing prevailing Guideline of Rs. 2.50 lakh per hectare due to the high cost of canal construction in the mountain areas. 50 lakh per hectare was also requested. Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat requested the Jal Shakti Minister for a sewerage treatment plant (STP) in Haridwar in view of Mahakumbh to be held in Haridwar in 2021. The Union Water Power Minister asked to send a proposal for this.
Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat said that under the ‘Pradhan Mantri Krishi Irrigation Scheme’, a proposal for the demand of Rs 63.57 crore for the remnant of the 651 Minor Irrigation Scheme has been sent to the Center, for the completion of these construction schemes as soon as possible He requested the Union Minister for Water Power. Chief Minister Trivendra said that new proposals for 422 minor irrigation schemes worth Rs 349.39 crore have been sent to the Government of India through Central Water Commission, Agra, which is proposed to create 19524 hectares of irrigation capacity. Approving the said scheme, in the financial year 2019-20, it also requested for the release of Rs. 27.97 crore centrality.
Chief Minister Trivendra, during a meeting with Union Water Power Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, discussed an important and ambitious plan like “Jal Jeevan Mission”. In view of the heterogeneous geographical conditions of the state of Uttarakhand, he suggested that due to the heterogeneous geographical situation and scattered population in the mountainous areas, the cost of rural drinking water schemes comes at a high cost. As a result, it is practically very difficult to collect community contribution of 5 percent of the total cost of the project. This is bound to have an impact on the progress of the scheme. In this context, the request for consideration of the abolition of the condition of 5 percent community contribution in respect of hill and special state status requested. Union Water Power Minister Gajendra Shekhawat assured of appropriate action at the request of Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat.
 Chief Minister Trivendra said that in the context of hill and special state status, the expenditure on the overall pipeline distribution system being laid within the rural population should be included for estimating the cost of these village infrastructure and in relation to this 5 percent The system of determining community contribution should be implemented. Apart from this, the expenditure incurred on all these expenses should not be considered as part of the village infrastructure for calculating community contribution, the central government and the state government should spend the project item under the pre-fixed share division.
Union Water Power Minister Gajendra Shekhawat assured appropriate action on the suggestions given by Chief Minister Trivendra.
Secretary Dr. Bhupendra Kaur Aulakh, Arvind Singh Hayanki, Kumbh Mela Officer Haridwar Deepak Rawat were also present on the occasion.

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