Central Govt, has declared 14 water resources projects indicated in the Table as National Projects. For these projects, 90% project cost of irrigation, drinking water component is to be provided as Central Grant.
The Union Cabinet in its meeting held on 7th Feb. 2008, constituted a "High Powered Steering Committee for Implementation of the Proposals of National Projects" with the Secretary (WR) as Chairman and Chief Engineer (PPO), CWC as Member-Secretary with the terms of reference as under:
i. To recommend implementation strategies for National Projects.
ii.To monitor implementation of National Projects.
iii.To examine the proposal (if any) for inclusion of new projects as National Projects and make appropriate recommendation to the Government.
During 2010-11, Central assistance of Rs. 1412.94 Cr. (Rs. 635.28 Cr.+ Rs. 777.66 Cr.) for Gosikhurd Project, Rs. 81.00 Cr. for Teesta Barrage Project and Rs. 15.236 Cr. for Shahpurkandi Project were released. A potential of 719.00 ha. was created up to November, 2010 from Gosikhurd Project during 2010-11.