Cabinet nod for committee on rivers inter-linking

New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Tuesday approved the status-cum-progress report and setting up a ‘Special Committee for Inter-Linking of Rivers’ in compliance with the Supreme Court judgment on networking of rivers, an official statement said.

The decision was taken at a cabinet meet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, said a cabinet communique adding the approval will help in monitoring of the inter-linking Projects to be carried out under the government’s National Perspective Plan 1980.

“The status-cum-progress report of special committee for inter-linking of rivers will be submitted bi-annually for information of cabinet, which will facilitate faster and appropriate decisions in the interest of the country as expeditiously as possible,” it added.

The Union Cabinet meeting was