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Task Force on major rivers to begin talks with states

The Task Force set up for interlinking of major rivers today decided to begin talks with states for preparation of the Detailed Project Reports (DPRs) for the project.

india Updated: May 07, 2003 15:51 IST
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The Task Force set up for interlinking of major rivers under the Chairmanship of Suresh Prabhu, MP, today decided to begin talks with states for preparation of the Detailed Project Reports (DPRs) for the project.

The Task Force took note of the work by National Water Development Authority (NWDA) during the last 21 years in identifying feasible links round the country under the two components Himalayan Component (14 links) and Peninsular Component (16 links) to meet the objective.

The Task Force also approved the NWDA proposal to complete the remaining feasibility studies by the end of December 2005 so as to arrive at a further course of action and noted that a detailed review was in progress for all the links, according to an official release.

The exercise to determine the ultimate viability and desirability of undertaking any links of the proposed national programme depends upon ecological, Social desirability and financial viabilities. The Task Force is taking every possible step to ensure that there is consensus amongst the states so as to enable early commencement of some of the independent links for which feasibility have been established.

First Published: May 07, 2003 15:51 IST