Mumbai, Oct 9 (PTI) The Maharashtra government Tuesday gave administrative approval of Rs 1,610 crore for the Tarli Irrigation Project in the state’s Satara district.

It is the fourth time that the state government has given a revised administrative approval for the project which comprises eight lift irrigation schemes on the Tarli River, a tributary of River Krishna.

The project will bring 6,507 hectares in the Tarli Valley and 8,876 hectares in the Maan and Khatav talukas of Satara district under irrigation.

An official from the Chief Minister’s Office said that permission from the Central Water Commission will be taken for the project.

In another decision taken at the cabinet meeting Tuesday, the government decided to set up an education fund to train personnel of cooperative institutions.

The cabinet also decided to levy penalties on pharma manufacturers, retailers and accredited laboratories for violating rules.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.