CWC team calls on Taj
Minister seeks relaxation of AIBP norms for JK
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Srinagar, June 30: The Central Water Commission (CWC) team led by its member, R C Jha called on the Minister for PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control, Taj Mohi ud Din here on Thursday, an official spokesman said.
He said during the interaction implementation of central schemes like Accelerated Irrigation Benefits Programme(AIBP) and Flood Management Programme (FMP) came up for discussion.
“The Minister told the team that the guidelines of the two schemes need to be relaxed in favour of Jammu and Kashmir in view of the fact that it has already suffered losses due to Indus Water Treaty,” he said.
Taj, according to the spokesman, told the CWC team that a large chunk of irrigated land in the State has been used for urbanisation or converted into non irrigated use like orchards.
“This needs to be deleted from the data of irrigated command area,” the Minister added.
He said he had already directed the Chief Engineers, Irrigation & Flood Control of Kashmir and Jammu to make a fresh assessment based on factual figures and get it reconciled with the Indus Commissioner. He also sought immediate clearance of Jhelum Master Plan by the Centre.
Commissioner-Secretary, PHE, Irrigation & Flood Control, Mehboob Iqbal, Director, CWC, Jammu, K. K. Gupta, Chief Engineers, I&FC, Kashmir and Jammu and other officers were also present on the occasion.
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