TNPSC Current Affairs March 2017
Tamil Nadu Government has launched the water management scheme-Kudimaramathu
'Tamil Nadu Government has launched the traditional water resource management system "Kudimaramathu" project, at Manimangalam, near kancheepuram dist
'Chief Minister K.Palaniswami to inaugurated Kudimaramathu, a traditional water resource management system involving General public in the time of drought which aims to rejuvenate water bodies in 30 districts at a cost of 100 crore.
Kudimaramathu literally means repair and maintenance of water bodies by people.
The project has been launched in Manimangalam lake , which is one of the largest lake in Kancheepuram dist, which is spread over 3.42 sq.km which helps 800 hectare through irrigation.
- Kudimaramathu is traditional practise where people will contribute some capital or work for managing water resources.
- The project has been launched with the financial assistance of 100 crore from World Bank, it will help in cleaning weeds from canals, maintenance of lakes, strengthening their banks and other infrastructure activities.
- Going forward this project will be extended with the financial assistance from NABARAD bank in all districts at a cost of 300 crore for, desilting lakes and strengthening various water-related infrastructure.
Kudimaramathu literally means repair and maintenance of water bodies by people. People will contribute 10 per cent of project cost and work for managing water resources. The project will focus on deepening tanks, strengthening of embankment and repairs of sluices