The state of Uttar Pradesh has been hit hard by a devastating drought that has left hundreds of thousands of farmers unable to plant crops.
The state has had a population of just over one million since the drought began last year.
The farmers have been left to fight over land and water.
It is now being reported that a new dam that will allow more irrigation is in place and that the state is planning to build a reservoir of its own.
A senior official said the project is in the early stages, but he did not rule out that it could be completed in a few years.
The dam, which is expected to cost Rs 1,000 crore, is being built at a cost of about Rs 10,000 each, a senior official of the state’s irrigation department told the Hindustan Times.
“The project is being done under the auspices of the National Water Commission, the state government and a private consortium.
It will be the largest dam in the country,” the official said.
“The reservoir is expected be completed within three years.
This will allow us to get the water we need for irrigation.
It may take several years for this project to get completed,” he added.
The drought has hit India’s agriculture sector hard, leaving farmers struggling to get enough water to irrigate their crops.
Many are struggling to pay the bills of their families, while the government is struggling to keep up with its obligations under the Drought Relief Bill, passed by the state legislature earlier this year.
As of July 1, the drought has caused damage to crops, livestock and infrastructure in about a quarter of the states, according to the United Nations.
In August, a report published by the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) estimated that farmers lost an estimated $5.5 billion in revenue due to the drought.
According to the World Bank, India’s annual GDP has declined by about 8% in the last year, which was the worst year since 2010.
In addition, India has lost more than one million jobs.