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MoU on river projects

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister of Maharashtra,Ashok Chavan,on Monday signed an MoU to prepare a detailed project report...

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi |
May 4, 2010 2:04:27 am

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister of Maharashtra,Ashok Chavan,on Monday signed an MoU to prepare a detailed project report (DPR) for two river interlinking projects to facilitate inter-basin transfer of water to benefit both the states.

Union Water Resources Minister Pawan Bansal on Monday signed the tripartite MoU between the Government of India,Maharashtra and Gujarat in the presence of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for the preparation of DPRs of Damanganga-Pinjal and Par-Tapi-Narmada link projects. These two link projects envisage inter-basin water transfer.

Under the Damanganga-Pinjal link project,surplus water of Damanganga basin will be transferred to Pinjal reservoir to augment water supply to Greater Mumbai city. Under the Par-Tapi-Narmada link,surplus water from west flowing rivers north of Damanganga would be transferred to Gujarat.

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