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SC seeks status report on interlinking of rivers

New Delhi Nov. 10. The Supreme Court today asked the Centre to submit a status report on the progress made so far in the project for interlinking major rivers by 2016.

A Bench comprising Justice Y.K. Sabharwal and Justice S.B. Sinha gave four weeks' time to the Government to file an affidavit detailing the progress made in working out Action Plan II of river networking, dealing with funding and execution of the project and suggested methods of recovery of revenue.

Appearing for the Centre, counsel Sayed Naqvi stated that a Task Force under the Chairmanship of the former Environment Minister, Suresh Prabhu, had identified 30 major links in networking of rivers to minimise the devastation caused by flood and hardship due to drought.

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