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Brahmaputra Master Plan to cost Rs 32,410 cr

By Spl Correspondent

NEW DELHI, March 14 � The Master Plan for flood management of Brahmaputra river is estimated to cost Rs 32,410 crore at 1983 price level, Minister of State for Water Resources, Vicent H Pala said.

The Minister�s reply was to a question by Bhubaneswar Kalita, who wanted to know whether the Master Plan for flood management and integrated development of water resources is expected to cost Rs 54,750 crore.

The Brahmaputra Board has prepared a Master Plan for the Brahmaputra river and the approved Plan was sent to State Government for implementation. The flood control, anti-erosion and flood protection works are planned, implemented and funded by the State Government according to their own plan and priorities. The Central Government provides the assistance to the State Government for implementation of flood management programme, the Minister added.

The schemes undertaken by Brahmaputra Board have generally performed well. Concurrent evaluation of implementation of schemes in the reaches identified by the Master Plan and taken up by the State Government has indicated satisfactory performance, he said.

About protection of Majuli, Pala said that Phase II and III of the Plan is estimated to cost Rs 115.03 crore. About 21.95 per cent of the work taken up during last financial year have been completed till February. The Phase I of the Project was taken up in 2005 at an estimated cost of Rs 56.07 crore and 99.50 per cent of the work have been completed.

Emergent measures at the cost of Rs 4.99 crore as recommended by the standing committee of experts on Majuli was undertaken in May 2008 and completed in September 2008.

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Brahmaputra Master Plan to cost Rs 32,410 cr

NEW DELHI, March 14 � The Master Plan for flood management of Brahmaputra river is estimated to cost Rs 32,410 crore at 1983 price level, Minister of State for Water Resources, Vicent H Pala said.

The Minister�s reply was to a question by Bhubaneswar Kalita, who wanted to know whether the Master Plan for flood management and integrated development of water resources is expected to cost Rs 54,750 crore.

The Brahmaputra Board has prepared a Master Plan for the Brahmaputra river and the approved Plan was sent to State Government for implementation. The flood control, anti-erosion and flood protection works are planned, implemented and funded by the State Government according to their own plan and priorities. The Central Government provides the assistance to the State Government for implementation of flood management programme, the Minister added.

The schemes undertaken by Brahmaputra Board have generally performed well. Concurrent evaluation of implementation of schemes in the reaches identified by the Master Plan and taken up by the State Government has indicated satisfactory performance, he said.

About protection of Majuli, Pala said that Phase II and III of the Plan is estimated to cost Rs 115.03 crore. About 21.95 per cent of the work taken up during last financial year have been completed till February. The Phase I of the Project was taken up in 2005 at an estimated cost of Rs 56.07 crore and 99.50 per cent of the work have been completed.

Emergent measures at the cost of Rs 4.99 crore as recommended by the standing committee of experts on Majuli was undertaken in May 2008 and completed in September 2008.