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Government of India
19-November-2015 14:59 IST
Status-cum-Progress Report on works under interlinking of rivers programme in compliance of Supreme Court judgment

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval to the Status-cum-Progress Report by the Ministry of Water Resources related to the interlinking of rivers. This is in compliance of the Supreme Court judgment dated 27.2.2012 in the matter of Writ Petition (Civil)-512 of 2002: Networking of Rivers along with Writ Petition No 668 of 2002.

This will help in monitoring of the interlinking of river projects to be carried out under National Perspective Plan.The status-cum-progress report on Special Committee for interlinking of Rivers will be submitted bi-annually for the information of Cabinet. The bi-annual report will ensure in taking final and appropriate decisions in the interest of the country as expeditiously as possible.