Patna: In a proactive move towards flood risk management, the Bihar government has forwarded Detailed Project Report (DPR) on river linking projects in the state to Central Water Commission for approval.

Taking cognizance of the destruction and damages caused by floods each year, the Nitish Kumar led government has prepared three river linking projects under which Sakri and Nata Rivers will be interlinked along with the construction of second dam on Gandak River near Ararej which will be connected to Tirhut stream. The first linking project is expected to cost Rs 2000 crore.

On a similar note, under Bagmati Irrigation project new dam will be constructed on Deng River adjacent to the borders of Nepal which would require an investment to the tune of Rs 1300 crore. The three river linking projects have been considered equally important by Bihar Water Resource Department.

Meanwhile, the project for the renovation of dams and construction of pipeline for evacuation water from Mokama Tal has been completed.

JPN/Bureau