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Proper water utilisation can transform NE: Gajendra Shekhawat

Union Minister for Water Resources, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, on Saturday said proper utilisation of water resources in the northeast can transform the lives of the people and economy of the region. Chairing the 10th meeting of the high-powered review board of the Brahmaputra Board here, the union minister said the Board should work with a scientific approach to ensure successful implementation of projects in the region. Both the Brahmaputra and Barak valleys are high- priority areas for the ministry and the Brahmaputra Board requires to be more strengthened to be able to meet the needs and challenges of the northeastern states, he said. Urging the officials to work as facilitators, Shekhawat hoped that the Brahmaputra Board will turn the challenges like flood and erosion into opportunities for economic growth with cooperation from all stakeholders. Minister of State for Water Resources, Rattan Lal Kataria, said the state governments of the region, with support from ...

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