As part of the irrigation scheme, the Jharkhand government approved the construction of 1 lakh wells, besides 10 per cent job reservation for people from economically weaker sections (EWS).
LIS Jhashinagar Lift Irrigation Scheme was approved by the Maharashtra government in 1995-96. However, 27 years later, the project's cost has risen from Rs 14.43 crore to Rs 127 crore.
'The scheme worth Rs 45,000 crore was halted and just Rs 250 crore was given to a scheme in Paithan taluka. Moreover, Jalyukt Shivar scheme is not being implemented in the region,' Prashant Bamb said.