Govt all set to interlink 31 rivers in next 10 years

A M Jigeesh New Delhi | Updated on March 08, 2018 Published on August 20, 2014


The Government is all set to interlink 31 rivers, said the Water Resources Minister, Uma Bharti. She was speaking at a seminar on Water Risk and Stewardship here on Wednesday.

She said the work will be completed in the next 10 years. "We will interlink these rivers keeping in mind the ecological concerns raised by experts. The aim is to save water and control floods," she said.

The Minister said 2014-15 will be observed as water conservation year. She said the Government will make water conservation a mass movement.

The Minister said several departments are working together to rejuvenate Ganga.

Published on August 20, 2014
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