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Rs 68 crore sanctioned for revival of dams in Jammu and Kashmir
The government of Jammu and Kashmir has sanctioned Rs 68 crore for the revival of Arzan Garzan and Malapora dams in a bid to revive agriculture in the region.

Srinagar: J&K government has earmarked Rs 68 crore to construct two dams in central Kashmir to overcome the lack of irrigation facilities in the area.

The dams will provide irrigation to a large area under agriculture, which has been hit hard by the water scarcity. The irregular rain and snowfall coupled with plummeting water table have added to the woes of farmers.

Minister for Finance and Ladakh Affairs, Abdul Rahim Rather while visiting central Budgam district said that government is striving hard to boost the agriculture sector in the area.

Rather announced to revive Arzan Garzan and Malapora Dam for which projects worth Rs 23 crore and Rs 45 crore respectively have been formulated.

“These dams would provide sufficient irrigation facilities to bring a new green revolution in the area,” Rather said. The dams have been a long pending demand of the locals. The dams will also create huge employment opportunities in the backward district.

Source: iGovernment