Rs 2471.45 crore demand of water resources dpt passed in council

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Patna, Mar 12 (UNI) Amid noisy walkout by opposition RJD members, state legislative council today passed the budgetry demand of Rs 2471.45 crore of Water Resources department.

Replying to a debate on budgetry demand in the House, Water Resources minister Ramashray Prasad Singh said the state government had initiated the project of Rs 316.75 crores for repairing and raising the height of 1183 Kms embankments along various rivers in Bihar.

To check the flood menace from Bagmati, Mahananda and Chandan Kamla rivers, the state government had sanctioned Rs 1,595 crores to strengthen the embankments, he added.

''Under the ambitious plan of interlinking of rivers, the state government had taken initiatve for four projects--Burhi Gandak-None, Baya-Ganga, Bagmati-Burhi Gandak and Koshi Ganga links,'' he said adding Flood Management Information System(FMIS) had been created with the assistance of World Bank to manage the crisis arising out of flood menace.

The minister informed the House that the state government was in constant touch with the Centre to construct high dams at different places of Koshi, Bagmati and Kamla rivers in Nepal.

Later, the House passed the budgetry demand by voice vote.

Earlier, the RJD members staged walkout as the minister stood to give the reply of debate on budgetry demand.

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