Six states- Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi, Rajasthan and Uttarakhand signed an agreement for Renukaji Dam Multipurpose Project on January 11, 2019. The project is aimed at meeting the drinking water needs of these states.
The agreement was signed in the presence of Union Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Minister Nitin Gadkari in New Delhi. All the six Chief Ministers were also present on the occasion
Renukaji Dam Multipurpose Project
1. Under the project, 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
– Renukaji on river Giri in Himachal Pradesh
2. These three projects were conceived in 2008 and were identified as National Projects.
3. The 90 per cent funding of the cost of irrigation and drinking water component of these projects will be provided by the union government as central assistance.
4. The remaining 10 per cent cost of the irrigation and drinking water component will be borne by the beneficiary states.