Hon’ble Chief Minister Hemant Soren chaired the review meeting of the Department of Water Resources at Project building. The Chief Minister said that the irrigation projects in the state should be completed within a fixed time frame. He directed to work on the irrigation related projects with commitment. He said that the Department of Water Resources is the department concerned with the interest and development of farmers. There are immense possibilities of agriculture in the state. It is the priority of the state government to increase the agricultural production capacity of the farmers here. Develop pipeline systems to deliver water to agricultural fields. The Water Resources Department should work with dedication in this direction.
The Chief Minister said that there are mines area in various districts of the state. There are large pits in these areas where water is deposited. Make an action plan to use that water for lift irrigation work. Make arrangements for the use of water in the mining area for irrigation as well as drinking.
While reviewing the progress of the Konar irrigation project,the Chief Minister said that the work of this project should be expedited and forest clearance should be done. Complete the tender for this project by acquiring land. The Chief Minister said that the Punasi reservoir project is a very useful project for Deoghar. He directed to expedite the progress of the project. The Chief Minister emphasized on starting the Gumani Barrage Project by next year. He said that 16000 hectare irrigation capacity will be developed with the launch of this project. He also directed to carry out lining work on all canals. The Chief Minister also directed the departmental officials to construct Kutcha roads in the vicinity of the canals according to the requirement of the people.
The Chief Minister directed the departmental officials to prepare data of all the check dams located in the state. He said that while preparing the data of all the check dams, mark how much work has been completed and how many check dam construction work is still pending. The Chief Minister said that check dams in the state are also being constructed by the Agriculture Department, Forest Department and NREGA. Establish mutual coordination with all these departments and prepare data.
While reviewing the progress work of the Subarnarekha Multipurpose Project, the Chief Minister directed to make changes in the plan by forming a sub-committee for the implementation of this project. He said that the amount of this project can be invested in other irrigation projects. The Chief Minister also directed to repair the damaged portion of Chandil Dam soon.
The Chief Minister has directed to review the schemes related to irrigation which has zero utilization, and close those projects. The Chief Minister also directed the departmental officials to review such schemes by next March.
The Chief Minister was also apprised of aware these projects.
In the meeting, Shri Prashant Kumar, Departmental Secretary apprised the Chief Minister about the Amanat Barrage Project, Annraj Reservoir Scheme, Baksa Reservoir Scheme, Khudiya Weir Scheme, Palna Reservoir Scheme, Check Dam Construction on Chegri Nala, Check Dam Construction work on Murgabani Joriya, Check dam construction work on Marda Nala, Check dam construction work on Sikria Nala, Sone-Kanhar pipeline irrigation project, Maslia Raneshwar mega lift irrigation scheme, Palamu pipeline irrigation project, Tilaiya mega lift irrigation scheme and Bhognadih mega lift scheme.
In the meeting, Shri Sukhdev Singh,Chief Secretary, Shri KK Khandelwal,Development Commissioner, Shri Rajiv Arun Ekka,Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Shri Prashant Kumar, Secretary, Shri Nagesh Mishra,Engineer Head Shri RS Tigga,Engineer Head, Shri Ashok Das, Joint Secretary and other officials of the department were present.