New Delhi: Six northern states Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi, Rajasthan and Uttarakhand sign an agreement for construction of the Renukaji multipurpose dam project that will augment water availability in these states, 10 years after an agreement on water sharing was signed on 28 August 2008.
All the six Chief Ministers were present on the occasion
Under the agreement, three storage projects are proposed to be constructed on the river Yamuna and two of its tributaries – Tons and Giri in the hilly regions of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh.
These include Lakhwar project on river Yamuna in Uttarakhand, Kishau on river Tons in Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh and Renukaji on river Giri in Himachal Pradesh.
The projects were conceived in 2008. Most of the irrigation cost and the drinking water component of these projects will be funded by the central government.
In addition to this, a concession agreement was also signed for Namami Gange projects for the city of Prayagraj under Hybrid Annuity Mode and One City One Operator Concept.