Govt provides Rs 353 cr for flood control programme

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New Delhi, Jun 25: The Ministry of Water Resources has provided Rs 353 crore for 138 projects under the Flood Management Programme for six state governments for control of floods during 2007-08. The states, which have been granted assistance under River Management Activities and Works related to Border Areas, are Bihar, Kerala, Orissa, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal. Tamil Nadu got Rs 209 crore for 25 projects followed by Bihar (Rs 53 crore) for 10 projects and West Bengal Rs 47.80 crore for 42 projects.

Interestingly, in the list of rivers causing floods none of the rivers of Tamil Nadu figures in the list provided by the Water Resources Ministry. The rivers that are known to cause floods are Godavari and Krishna in Andhra Pradesh, Brahmaputra (Assam), Ganga, Ghagra, Kosi, Kamla-Balan, Adhwara, Mahananda and Bagmati (Bihar), Narmada, Tapi, Sabarmati and Saraswati (Gujarat), Ghaggar and Yamuna (Haryana), Mahanadi (Orissa), Sutlej and Beas (Punjab), Yamuna, Ganga, Ramganga, Gomti, Rapti, Ghagra and Tons (UP) and Ganga, Damodar and Bhagirathi (West Bengal), an official release said.


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