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Arunachal disappointed over ADB`s refusal to take up projects

Last Updated: Friday, December 28, 2012 - 16:01

New Delhi: Arunachal Pradesh on Friday expressed its dissatisfaction over dropping of its proposal for Asian Development Bank funding of flood mitigation projects in the state.

Addressing the 6th meeting of the National Water Resources Council, state`s Water Resources Development Minister Newlai Tingkhatra said Arunachal Pradesh had submitted a proposal for ADB funding to mitigate flood related problems but it was subsequently dropped.

"Our state`s proposal was dropped whereas other states are enjoying the ADB grants. So our state be provided with adequate internal fund for mitigating flood related havocs," he said.

Complimenting the central government for adoption of National Water Policy 2012, Tingkhatra asked for financial support and incentive in the form of green package for reduction of carbon footprint for backward states to facilitate goals of the national policy.

In his speech, Manipur Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh said his state would soon formulate Manipur State Water Policy on the lines of the national water policy.


First Published: Friday, December 28, 2012 - 16:01

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