GUWAHATI, Aug 4 - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is expected to come forward to fund four flood management programme (FMP) schemes of the State shortly. The schemes are under process for clearance from the Central Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) of the Central Water Commission (CWC). The CWC clearance to the schemes is mandatory to attract ADB funds. It is expected that the CWC will expeditiously clear the schemes for the purpose, said sources in the State Water Resources Department (WRD) here.
According to the WRD sources, the schemes, estimated to cost around Rs 385.66 crore, are proposed for the ADB funding under phase-II. Under phase-I, the ADB funded three flood management schemes of the State�Dibrugarh Sub-Project-I, Palasbari Sub-Project-I and Gumi Sub-Project-I � a few years back. Dibrugarh Sub-Project-I is already completed and the rest two are nearing completion.
The projects proposed for ADB funding this time, �include the Rs 88.66-crore Assam integrated Flood and River Bank Erosion Risk Management Project, Palasbari Reach, Trance-II; the Rs 82.40-crore Assam Integrated Flood and River Bank Erosion Risk Management Project for Gumi and its Downstream areas, Trance-II; the Rs 89.87-crore Assam Integrated Flood and River Bank Erosion Risk Management Project, Dibrugarh Sub-Project, Trance-II and the Rs 125.33-crore Assam Integrated Flood and River Bank Erosion Risk Management Project, Kaziranga Sub-Project, Trance-II.
Proposals of these projects are submitted to the CWC for checking and necessary approval. The proposals for the second and the third projects were placed before the Central TAC meeting held on July 8, 2016. However, due to non-completion of�the checking process by the CWC, the proposals for the first and the fourth projects could not be placed before the TAC meeting that day, sources said, adding, the entire process is now expedited.