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Bihar pitches for action due to siltation caused by Farakka Barrage

PTI
Published Sep 21, 2016, 11:09 am IST
Updated Sep 21, 2016, 11:15 am IST
State Chief Minister Nitish Kumar urged the PM to order a study to access the situation and formulate a national silt policy.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar (Photo: PTI)
 Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar (Photo: PTI)

Patna:  The Bihar government today made a strong presentation before a committee constituted by Union Water Resources Ministry to show how siltation in the Ganga due to the Farakka Barrage had caused flooding in the region.

Principal Secretary of Bihar Water Resources Department Arun Kumar Singh made a power point presentation before Madhav Chittle committee, an official statement said in Patna.

 

The committee was formed at the initiative of the Bihar government.

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, during his meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, had drawn his attention towards the siltation triggered by Farakka Barrage that leads to floods every year.

He had urged the PM to order a study to access the situation and formulate a national silt policy.

The Bihar government's presentation in the national capital was attended by Secretary of Union Water Resources ministry Shashi Sekhar and IIT Delhi Professor A K Gosain.

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