Special Correspondent

JAIPUR: The Union Ministry of Water Resources has sanctioned Rs. 45 crore for repairing and maintenance of 27 distributaries and branches of canals in the Chambal irrigated area in Rajasthan to facilitate the supply of water to their tail-ends.

35,000 to benefit

Chambal Irrigated Area Development Commissioner P. L. Agrawal said here that the State Government had sent the proposals for the works to the Centre for benefiting over 35,000 farmers in Kota, Baran and Bundi districts comprising the areas that get the river waters.