Andhra hopes to energise 1.25 lakh borewells in state
Under the phase -1 of NTR Jal Siri Scheme, so far 5,918 bore wells in an agricultural sector have been successfully energised, the state Energy Department said this in a press release.
"With this success, the government is very keen to take up the Phase -II to implement in all seven backward districts. The state Government also put a target to complete energising 1,200 bore wells by the end of this month," the release said.
The government also prepared a plan to fund the scheme by mobilising ₹377.15 crore from MGNREGS, ₹621.75 crore from APTransco, ₹309.13 crore from the state government, among othe₹.
The Rural Development Ministry and APTransco will jointly implement the scheme.