The central government has approved in principle, a Rs8,000
crore package for flood control programmes, including ongoing
schemes in North Bihar and West Bengal, and prevention of
erosion in basins of rivers Ganga and Bhagirathi.
The cabinet gave its approval to the Rs8,000 crore programme
for river management in flood-affected states, information
and broadcasting minister Priyaranjan Dasmunsi said.
project includes river management, flood control, anti-erosion
works, drainage development, flood proofing, flood-prone
area development programme, restoration of damaged flood
management works in the entire country, he said.