Centre approves Rs 4,900-crore project for interlinking Kosi, Mechi rivers

Centre approves Rs 4,900-crore project for interlinking Kosi, Mechi rivers

  • The Centre has approved a project worth Rs 4,900-crore Kosi-Mechi river interlinking project in Bihar.

  • This is the second major river interlinking project in the country to be approved after the Ken-Betwa project in Madhya Pradesh.

  • The project will prevent recurring floods in north Bihar and also irrigate over 2.14 lakh hectares of cultivable land in Bihar.

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