Approved Guidelines for Schemes for Repair, Renovation & Restoration (RRR) of water bodies in XIIth year Plan.


The modifications are as follows: A Para 3-iii j has been added


"Priority will be given to water bodies in villages covered under Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana(SAGY) subject to the conditions that the said water body qualifies for assistance with the above eligibility criteria".


Brief of the Scheme:


The Government of India sanctioned a Pilot Scheme for “National Project for Repair, Renovation & Restoration (RRR) of Water Bodies directly linked to Agriculture” in January, 2005 with an estimated cost of Rs.300 crore to be shared by Centre and State in the ratio of 3:1 proposed to be implemented during the X Plan period. The objectives of the Scheme were to restore and augment storage capacities of water bodies, and also to recover and extend their lost irrigation potential.


The Scheme has been approved for 26 district projects in 15 States, viz., Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Orissa, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Himachal Pradesh, J&K, Gujarat, Kerala and Maharashtra at an estimated cost of Rs.299.92 crore and Central Share of Rs.197.30 crore has been released to the states so far. These projects cover 1098 water bodies with total original culturable command area of 1.72 lakh hectares.


After RRR works, an additional irrigation potential of 0.78 lakh hectares is likely to be generated. The physical work for restoration has been completed in 1054 water bodies in 15 states so far. The spillover activities are being continued during the current financial year i.e. 2009-10 in the state of Maharashtra. The irrigation potential created subsequent to pilot scheme is 1.73 lakh ha. approximately.


Further details of the scheme can be seen from www.mowr.gov.in

There are more changes in the Guidelines of Central Sector and Centrally Sponsored Schemes, which can all be downloaded from here.