Agriculture

Inter-State projects to provide drinking water in Bihar

Efforts are on for the supply of drinking water to Bihar from the Rihand dam and upper Mahananda projects
Inter-State projects to provide drinking water in Bihar

The Government accords highest priority to the interest of Bihar Government and settles differences emerging during the inter-State meetings. Efforts are on for the supply of pure drinking water to the State from the Rihand dam in Sonbhadra district, Uttar Pradesh. Also steps are on for the timely construction of upper Mahananda projects. These are all inter-States projects and mutual consent is a must for their completion. This will also help the State to a great extent, Union Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Minister Uma Bharti said in New Delhi.

Keeping in view the consumptions of arsenic contaminated water, the Central Ground Water Board has constructed 28 deep bore wells in the State to provide arsenic free water and have handed over them to the State health engineering department. This steps has received overwhelming accolade and support from the people as it saves from the hazardous effects of arsenic contaminated water, the minister further said.

She further said that for the development of the State, National Water Development Authority (NWDA) is working steadfastly and a major scheme for Kosi-Mechi and Burhee-Gandak Ganga link project has been chalked out for the implementation.These projects will benefit farmers of Bihar residing in nearly 3.30 Lakh square hectare area and will boost the agriculture sector in the adjoining areas. Project on Burhee-Gandak will reduce 492 cusec flood.

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