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UPA to review river inter-linking project: Pawar
May 29, 2004 22:18 IST
Union Food and Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar today said the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government would review the ambitious river inter-linking project, initiated by the National Democratic Alliance government.
"A policy decision has been adopted to review the project," Pawar, who had a meeting with Union Water Resources Minister Priyaranjan Dasmunshi on Friday, told reporters in Mumbai.
According to the Common Minimum Programme (CMP) of the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance, the government will make a comprehensive assessment of the feasibility of the project starting with south-bound rivers.The UPA government will also explore the feasibility of linking sub-basins of rivers in states like Bihar.
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