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Take works under ‘Jalyukta Shivar’ on priority: Ahir

Hansraj Ahir

Yavatmal (Maha) : Union Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilizers Hansraj Ahir has urged officials to take up works on priority under the government sponsored ‘Jalyukta Shivar’ programme.

The programme is aimed at enhancing water availability to villages for irrigation purpose and it should be done on a priority basis. Priority should be given to those works which are of urgent nature, Ahir said during a review meeting held here yesterday.

‘Jalyukta Shivar’ water conservation initiative, the flagship programme of Maharashtra government, involves deepening and widening of streams, construction of cement and earthen stop dams, work on nullahs and digging of farm ponds.

On the occasion, the minister also reviewed the progress of the ‘Gram Jyoti Yojana’ and ‘Mudra Bank Yojana’ of the Central government.

A sum of Rs 6.66 crore was distributed to beneficiaries under the ‘Mudra Bank Yojana’, a senior bank official said.

BJP MLAs from the district, Collector Sachindra Pratap Singh, Zilla Parishad CEO Dr Mallinath Kalshetti and officials from various government departments were present during the meeting.

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