GUWAHATI: The State Irrigation Department has geared up to implement new irrigation schemes in Assam and to also complete the schemes that are under construction within this year.

Talking to mediapersons, Irrigation Department chief engineer Tilak Chandra Das said that out of the total 627 minor irrigation schemes under the Accelerated Irrigation Benefit Programme (AIBP), 246 schemes has been completed, covering 89,669 hectares of agri land in the State.