Planning Commission has given investment clearance of the scheme Uderasthan Barrage and other interconnected and interdependent Scheme of Bihar (New ERM). The schemes are estimated to cost Rs. 531.01 crore at 2011-12 Price Level.
The project shall be completed in the financial year 2013-14 and Plan accounts would be closed by 31st March 2014. Project may accordingly be executed as per the approved outlays in the State Annual Plans. The State Finance Department would restrict the expenditure to the approved cost and no additional expenditure beyond approved cost may be permitted unless the revised estimate is got approved following the prescribed procedure.
The project Authority must seek the approval of the “Command Area Development Plan” form the Planning Commission. Also the CAD works will be executed concurrently with the project implementation so that the participation of the stake holder farmers is ensured right from the stage of project planning through implementation to maintenance. This will ensure that the outlay on the project is converted into enduring outcomes in the form of assured and sustainable irrigation benefits to the farmers. The pari-passu implementation of the CAD works would be monitored by the Planning Commission.
Government of Bihar shall ensure the completion of the rehabilitation and resettlement works before the submergence begins. The beneficiary farmers may be encouraged to take over the system after completion for operation and maintenance.
The Project envisages construction of following: (i) Barrage on upstream existing weir, (ii) Right and left head regulators, (iii) Right and left link canals resectioning of canals including modernization of canal system by providing lining to reduce conveyance losses, (v) repairs of canals structures repairs/modernization of inundation canals.
21 June 2012