State Tube wells
Following important projects are running for construction of new State tube wells, modernization
of failed state tube wells and for modernization of Water Distribution System and replacement of worn out
Measures Takenby Fishery Department for Drought Mitigation -2009
Pond farming is a fast growing employment activity, which is being constantly popular to
eliminate poverty especially in rural areas.
The Indian Major Carps (IMC) fishes, commonly known as
nd Mrigala are the most popular culturable inland fishes, which normally breed during June
to August. The critical drought condition in U.P. in the which adversely affected the fish breeding programmes
current year resulting in
almost fell during the same time span, the scarcity of quality fish seed in the
To cope up the problem, the Department of Fisheries, U.P. initiated mitigation activities by making
48 Departmental Fish Farms functional which had been remain non functional over the years in want of
The farms were made functional under RKVY and a significant efforts were made,
which led to produce 488 lacs of IMC seedlings.
Measures Taken by Minor Irrigation Department for Drought Mitigation -2009
In a normal year, against the annual targets of different minor irrigation schemes, about 55 present cumulative targets are fixed till the month of Nov. But keeping in view the drought situation in the State of U.P, during 2009-10, the department issued instructions to complete the targets by rabi season for drought mitigation. Accordingly CCL norms were relaxed to release all the funds.
Measures Taken by Power Corporation Limited for Drought Mitigation -2009
Uttar Pradesh had asked for financial assistance to meet the extra cost incurred on account of extra
power supply to agriculture sector due to drought in the year 2009-10. To support the claim following
information is hereby submitted.
Uttar Pradesh has about 9.2 Lakh Private Tube Well Connections. These consumers are supplied
electricity at nominal tariff of Rs. 1 per unit which also the farmers are not able to pay. During the last year UP Power Corporation supplied power for around 6 to 8 hours per day. But in the year 2009-10 due to drought conditions the average supply hours had to be increased to more than 10 hours per day. Another important fact is that in last year the energy consumption in agricultural sector was low as the rain fall was more than the requirement. Whereas this year the tube wells operated at all the times the supply was available. This resulted into extra supply to rural feeders. Month wise supply data has been compiled of rural feeders for the years 2008-09 and 2009-10 for the period from May to September. The following
table indicates the comparative position:
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