Centre has approved the project to link Kosi & Mechi rivers

The Centre has approved a Kosi-Mechi river interlining project in Bihar. Estimated cost of the project is Rs 4,900 crore. The project will provide irrigation for over 2.14 lakh hectares of command areas spread across the districts of Araria, Kishanganj, Purnia and Katihar in north Bihar. This is India’s 2nd major river linking project after Ken-Betwa of Madhya Pradesh.

Static/Current Takeaways Important For SBI Clerk Mains:

  • Chief Minister of Bihar: Nitish Kumar; Governor: Phagu Chuhan.

Source: The Times of India

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