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Five major wildlife projects cleared

Special Correspondent

JAIPUR: The National Board for Wildlife has cleared five major projects for Rajasthan including a mega drinking water and irrigation project on Parwan river in Jhalawar district. The Parwan project, to come up in Khanpur tehsil with an estimated investment of Rs.1,942.81 crore, will facilitate drinking water supply to 820 villages and provide irrigation water across 1.31 lakh hectares in Kota and Jhalawar districts.

The projects were first cleared on April 11 at a meeting of the Rajasthan Board for Wildlife chaired by Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot. The other projects cleared by the Central board are: proposed gas line project on the Kota-Bhilwara route by GAIL; laying of a 33-KV electricity line from Mount Abu to Anadara; Chambal-Bhilwra water supply project; and repair of the Orai Dam, situated in the Bassi wildlife sanctuary.

Mr. Gehlot thanked Union Environment and Forests Minister Jairam Ramesh. “The projects are vital for development of the State,” he asserted.

The clearance of the Parwan project is considered a major breakthrough by the political and administrative leadership in the State. The authorities here were waiting with some anxiety after sending the detailed project report incorporating the Central Water Commission's suggestions. There has been tremendous pressure on the political leadership for implementation of the project as delegation after delegation of farmers kept meeting Mr. Gehlot to press the demand.

The environmentalist groups had their fears over the project as it would lead of submergence of 9,810 hectares of land in Baran and Jhalawar. However the project, which will also help generate 2935 MW electricity from a proposed thermal power station, has provision for an extra pipeline for providing water for the Shergarh wildlife sanctuary. The sanctuary has a good presence of hyenas, wild boars, sloth bears, jungle cats, chinkaras peacocks and crocodiles.

There is also a condition that construction of Parwan dam would be carried out during daytime only thereby not disturbing the wildlife. No night camping will be allowed at the dam site during the construction.

Similar precaution has been taken in the case of the Kota-Bhilwara gas pipeline project passing through the Chambal crocodile sanctuary, Akelgarh forest block and the Sakatpur protected forest block.

In the case of the Mount Abu-Anadara 33-KV transmission line, no labour camps will be allowed in the Mount Abu sanctuary during construction.

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