The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) on Friday said that it has sanctioned Rs. 364.17 crore to Andhra Pradesh for fifth Phase of 22 micro irrigation projects in the State.

The micro irrigation projects, sanctioned under Rural Infrastructure Development Fund by the project sanctioning committee in a meeting held in Mumbai on January 25, would be implemented by Horticulture Department of the State in all 22 districts, NABARD said in a statement.

The project envisages 1.5 lakh hectares of land to be irrigated under micro irrigation system. It is estimated to provide recurring employment of 33,390 mandays and non-recurring employment of 106.86 mandays, it said.

K. V. Raghavulu, Chief General Manager said that with this the cumulative sanction to the State has gone up to Rs. 1132.78 crore in this fiscal.