National Project Status should be granted to ERCP: CM Raje

Updated:5 months, 3 weeks ago IST

New Delhi, June 8 (ANI): 4th NITI Aayog Governing Council meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi was organized at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi. Addressing the meeting Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje stated that in view of the severe problem of availability of safe drinking water in Rajasthan, the union government should sympathetically consider giving special additional budgetary support to Rajasthan. She further demanded that the Eastern Rajasthan Canal Project (ERCP), proposed to make drinking and irrigation water available in 13 districts of the state, be granted the status of a national project. She said that the Central Water Commission has already given in-principle approval to the feasibility report of this project. With a national project status, implementation of the ERCP would speed up. In view of the financial constraints of the state, she also demanded that the Centre should share the cost of surface drinking water projects in fluoride-affect areas on 50-50% basis.

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