Rs 706 cr watershed project submitted to WB: Mian Altaf
GK NEWS NETWORK
Jammu: To reverse the degradation of natural resources, enhance productivity and improve the livelihood of rural people, the Government has formulated Participatory Management Watershed Project and has submitted it to the World Bank for funding and approval.
According to an official communiqué, the project costing Rs 706 crore would cover an area of 3,14,705 hectares in 11-sub watersheds in the state.
Reviewing the progress on the project during a meeting, the Minister for Forest, Ecology and Environment, Mian Altaf said the project would be implemented in Kahmil Kupwara, Sukhnag Budgam, Sindh Ganderbal, Lidder Islamabad, Jehlum varmul, Indus Leh, Suru Kargil, Arnas Rajouri Jammu Tawi, Manawar Tawi Udhampur and Kuntwara Doda.
The project will cover 1.74 lakh households besides creating 45 lakh mandays in which around 2000 persons will get seven years employment, he added.
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