Mon, 16 Apr 2012 09:23:39 GMT

Centre takes up Rs 439 cr flood management project in WB

Baharampore (WB), Apr 15 (PTI) To tackle the recurring problem of floods in Murshidabad district''s Kandi area, Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee today said the central government has taken up a project of Rs 439 crore for flood management.

"Floods are an ongoing problem here and for that we have taken up a master plan of Rs 739 core for Kandi sub-division," he said, adding that the work for building embankments will begin soon.

Under the project, bridges will also be build in flood- prone areas, he said.

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