Monday, February 28, 2011

Special Allocation of Rs. 200 Crore for Cleaning Important Lakes and Rivers

A special allocation of Rs. 200 crore for the clean-up of some important lakes and rivers other than the Ganga has been made in the Budget 2011-12.

Announcing this in his Budget Speech in the Lok Sabha today, the Finance Minister Shri Pranab Mukherjee said that a number of projects under the National Ganga River Basin Authority have been approved in 2010-11 and the momentum will be further stepped-up. There are many rivers and lakes of cultural and historical significance that need to be cleaned, the Minister added.

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