04 March, 2020
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Syllabus subtopic: Government Policies and Interventions for Development in various sectors and Issues arising out of their Design and Implementation.
Prelims and Mains focus: about the new body and its significance; about issues related to ILR
News: The Central government is working on the establishment of an exclusive body to implement projects for linking rivers.
The proposal for an apex body on river linking has been under discussion for the past 18 months. As of now, no specific timeline has been determined for the constitution of the Authority. Also, the earlier idea of framing a Bill, envisaging the creation of the NIRA, is not being pursued now.
About the proposed body
Note: National Water Development Agency (NWDA) is responsible for the formulation of proposals of the linking of rivers.
Source: The Hindu
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