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Maha nod for Rally for rivers is a land mark step : Isha

Press Trust of India  |  Coimbatore 

A pilot project proposed by National Rally for Rivers, a campaign by the Foundation here, to rejuvenate in has received the state cabinet nod and Rs 415 crore alloted for it, the foundation said Thursday, hailing it as a landmark step.

cabinet nod to @rallyforrivers Waghari revitalisation project is a landmark step which will create a model & an example for the nation that ecology & economy can indeed work together," of the Foundation Sadhguru Vasudev tweeted.

The cabinet had on March 5 approved the pilot project in Yavatmal and the agriculture department had earmarked Rs 415 crore for project implementation, a release from the foundation said separately.

The approval also includes formation of a Special Purpose Vehicle for the project, which will have representation from members of and other technical experts, it said.

A team from the initiative had made a detailed presentation to and in August last year in followed by submission of a detailed project report in November, it said.

Similar pilot projects would be implemented in river basins in Karnataka, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Assam, and Gujarat, Vasudev had said last year.

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First Published: Thu, March 14 2019. 21:05 IST
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