Govt elaborated on Flood Management Programme in country

Central Assistance amounting to Rs.3566.00 crore was released during XI Plan and Rs.1307.07 crore during XII Plan

The Ministry had launched Flood Management Programme (FMP) with an outlay of Rs. 8,000 crore in XI Plan which was continued with outlay of Rs.10,000 crore during XII Plan.

A total of 522 projects costing Rs.13238.36 crore were approved and included under FMP. During XI Plan, 420 projects with an estimated cost of Rs.7857.08 crore were approved while during XII Plan 102 projects with an estimated cost of Rs.5381.28 crore were approved.

Central Assistance amounting to Rs.3566.00 crore was released during XI Plan and Rs.1307.07 crore during XII Plan.

Further a Central assistance of Rs.562.67 crore has also been released during year 2017-18. Thus, since start of XI Plan, total Central Assistance released to States under FMP up to 3l-Mar-18 is Rs.5435.74 crore

This information was given by Union Minister of State for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.

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