Bihar plans to uplink rivers to control floods

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Patna, Dec 13 (UNI) Bihar Water Resources Minister Ramashrya Prasad Singh today said the government had prepared a project for uplinking major rivers in the state to solve the problem of floods in Northern and drought in southern parts of the state.

Replying to a question of Kedar Pandey of the CPI at the state legislative council, Mr Singh outlined the project, saying Kosi basin, Bagmati, Adhwara Budi Gandak and other rivers would be uplinked under the project to channelise it in North Bihar, while Sone, Punpun and Harohar would be uplinked and water from the Ganges would be pupmed to take them to the southern parts of the state.

To a question of Rambachan Rai of the RJD, Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi, who also holds the Finance portfolio responded, saying the state exchequer was recovering fast and the fiscal deficit for the state was continuously reducing.

As soon as the House assembled RJD member Mundrika Singh raised the issue of fertilizer crisis and demanded CBI probe into its illegal marketing.

To this, Giriraj Singh of the BJP spoke at the top of his voice on the matter. In the meantime Mr Yadav trooped to the well and sat on dharna, however he resumed his seat following request of the acting Chairman of the state legislative Council Arun Kumar.


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