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Government committed to interlinking of rivers: Saifuddin Soz

The Union Minister for Water Resources, Saifuddin Soz today said that the Government is fully committed to interlinking of rivers and the work on five projects of interlinking of rivers is under progress.

New Delhi, May 17 : The Union Minister for Water Resources, Saifuddin Soz today said that the Government is fully committed to interlinking of rivers and the work on five projects of interlinking of rivers is under progress.

Addressing the Consultative Committee Meeting of Ministry of Water Resources to discuss "The Role and Functions of the National Institute of Hydrology" here, Soz said that the availability of water resources in our country is highly uneven in time and space.

An accurate assessment of the available water resources, the surface and ground water is needed for optimum planning, design and operation of the water resources projects, Soz said.

He also informed the members that the Ministry of Water Resources is getting funds for flood management in the 11th Five Year Plan.

Soz further said that terrorism and climate change are two biggest threats, which the world is facing today, and called upon the National Institute of Hydrology to include climate change in its studies.

NIH has established regional centers in the country to develop understanding and tackle the hydrological problems of different regions, he added.

ANI

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