Ranchi: Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda on Thursday said a new policy to address the issue of displacement by irrigation projects would be placed in the next cabinet meeting.
    
"A new policy is ready and will be placed in the next cabinet for approval on October 15. This will address the problems of farmers and land-losers," Munda told a press conference, the first after his helicopter accident on May 9.
    
Munda said the new policy would address the problems of farmers and others losing land for irrigation projects. He would make efforts to ensure that all such projects were completed during the 12th plan year, so that farmers could get water by 2017.
    
"We are looking into fund management to complete pending irrigation projects, particularly nine major ones," he said.
    
Over 23,000 villages have been electrified and efforts were on to reach more, with 3000 MW to be added by ongoing projects in the next two years and significant improvement in transmission.

(Agencies)


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