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New Delhi, Dec 17 (UNI) Union Minister for Water Resources Saifuddin Soz today reviewed the problems concerning the implementation of various schemes under Accelerated Irrigation Benefit Programme (AIBP), flood management and anti-erosion projects.

Prof Soz reviewed the projects with a high level delegation of Jammu and Kashmir Irrigation Minister and Public Health and Engineering Department Dilawar Mir.

The State delegation apprised Prof Soz of the progress of the works under various schemes and period when they want the projects to be completed.

Prof Soz urged the state authorities to speed up the implementation of works under the AIBP and other Centrally sponsored schemes to ensure percolation of benefits to the people living in far-flung areas.

The Minister directed engineers and officials of his Ministry to coordinate with the State authorities to remove all bottlenecks.

The meeting also reviewed the implementation of various flood management and anti-erosion schemes, spill-over works of the 10th Five Year Plan and major projects to be taken up under the 11th Five Year Plan.

The Minister assured that the Centre would extend adequate assistance, both financial and technical, for early execution of these schemes. The States authorities, on their part, should properly identify the priorities and give special attention to the remote and backward areas, he said.

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