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Koel Canal will be Constructed in Bihar at a Cost of Rs 1364 Crore

  • 17 Jan 2023
  • 1 min read

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On January 16, 2023, Umesh Kumar, executive engineer of Bihar's Nabinagar Water Resources Department, said that the way for the reconstruction of North Koel Canal in Bihar has been cleared. DPR has been prepared in this regard.

Key points

  • Executive Engineer Umesh Kumar said that Aurangabad's Superintending Engineer Virendra Prasad was made the nodal officer for preparing the DPR.
  • He informed that the canal will be reconstructed from 103 RD of Jharkhand and Bihar border to 357.9 RD till the end of the canal located in Gaya district at a cost of Rs 1364 crore.
  • He told that from the month of March-April, the work of distributary bridge-culvert and fall to culvert etc. of all divisions will start from North Koel Canal. With the lining and reconstruction of the canal, the farmers of the district will be able to irrigate paddy and rabi crops.
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