Centre approves report on river linking

New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) The central government has approved the status-cum-progress report by the water resources ministry related to the inter-linking of rivers in the country, it was announced on Thursday.

“This will help in monitoring of the inter-linking of river projects to be carried out under national perspective plan,” an official statement said.

The decision was taken at a union cabinet meeting held on Wednesday.

This is in compliance with the Supreme Court judgment of February 27, 2012, in the matter of writ petition (Civil)-512 of 2002: Networking of Rivers, along with writ petition No. 668 of 2002, it said.

The status-cum-progress report of special committee for inter-linking of rivers will be submitted bi-annually for the information of the cabinet. The bi-annual report will help in taking final and appropriate decisions in the interest of the country as expeditiously as possible, it added.

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