He also said if it is reported that a person has broken a canal to steal water, he will be booked and the junior engineer concerned suspended.
The minister told reporters that "very soon a water-management policy will be framed" to clean "silt in canals under the supervision of drones to maintain transparency".
Pal was in Jagdishpur to address a convention of SC/ST and OBCs.
"Only the BJP government is the real well-wisher of schedule castes (SC), schedule tribes (ST) and OBCs. For their welfare a good number of projects have been launched by the state and central governments," he said.
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