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Centre nod to 28 flood schemes

Guwahati, May 15: The Centre has sanctioned 28 flood management schemes at an estimated cost of Rs 583 crore for Assam.

A statement issued by the state government today said that the state government had submitted 32 medium and major flood management schemes last year, out of which 30 projects have been approved under the Flood Management Programme.

“In reply to a letter written by Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh informed Gogoi that 30 projects costing Rs 10 crore and above were eligible for funding under the Flood Management Programme during the Twelfth Plan,” it said.

The Prime Minister in his letter assured Gogoi that the remaining two schemes would be considered for approval once the Union ministry of water resource receives requisite documents from the state government. Singh hoped the investment in these projects would help in mitigating flood damages.