<b>XIII LOK SABHA DEBATES, <i> Session II (Winter Session) </i> </b>
XIII LOK SABHA DEBATES, Session II (Winter Session) Thursday, December 9, 1999/Agrahayana 18, 1921 (Saka )


Type of Debate: MATTERS UNDER RULE- 377
Title: Need to give financial assistance to State Government of Bihar for development and management of watershed in Saran district of Bihar.

TEXT :
SHRI RAJIV PRATAP RUDY (CHHAPRA): The issue of water logging in the district of Saran in Bihar is a major social and economic concern for the district. There are several water sheds and water logged areas. One of these is "Herdia Chour" where more than a lakh hectare of cultivable land is badly affected. The matter needs immediate attention of the Ministry of Rural Development in order to study the possibility of assisting the State Government and the non-Governmental organisations through CAPART to undertake the study and give financial assistance for development and management of watershed giving it the topmost priority.


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