Proposal for acquisition of 108 acres of land in Akera village for developing the water body of Kotla Lake in Mewat district approved 15-01-2015
Chandigarh, January 15 –Meeting the two-decade-old demand of the water-starved farmers pressed by the legislators of the area, the Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal, has approved the proposal for acquisition of 108 acres of land in Akera village for developing the water body of Kotla Lake in Mewat district. He has also ordered special allocation of funds for immediate acquisition of land and construction of the project costing about Rs 64 crore. Giving this information here today, a spokesman of the Irrigation Department said that the Chief Minister took the decision after all legislators of the area requested him to sanction this long-pending developmental project in the interest of the people, especially the farmers of the area. When completed, the project would provide irrigation facility for more than 5,630 acres of land, including 1,620 acres during the kharif and 4,010 acres during the rabi season. The Kotla reservoir covering 108 acres of land, including that of feeder channel, has been proposed to be constructed to hold 1186-17 acre-feet volume of fresh water. Phase-II of the project worth Rs 64 crore for construction of the reservoir will immensely benefit the farmers of the area. The project includes construction of lifting drains, channels, head regulator of Ujina drain, head regulator at Chandeni drain, Kankarkherli etc. Four inlets would also be provided for water of the adjoining areas to flow into the water body during the rainy season. Six outlets will be provided for releasing water for irrigation purposes, the spokesman added.