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February , 2009
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UPPDC to clean the Gomti

State irrigation department to assess the hydro-geography of the river
Source: The Times of India , Lucknow, Date: February , 2009


The UP Project Development Corporation (UPPDC) has been entrusted with the task of taking care of the Gomti. It was decided on Feb 2, 2009 that the agency would be carrying out the dredging operations in the river, the cost of which would be borne by Lucknow Development Authority (LDA), UP Housing and Development Board (UPHDB) and irrigation department jointly. A decision to this effect was taken at a meeting presided over by commissioner, Prashant Trivedi, on Monday. It has been decided that the three departments would be providing funds for the project from their revolving funds. Meanwhile, a team of officials from LDA and the irrigation department would be leaving for Sabarmati in Gujarat to study the river front development project. "That would give us an overview on how to go about the project,'' said LDA vice-chairman, Mukesh Meshram. On the other hand, the irrigation department would be getting a study conducted by Kadakvasla Institute to assess the hydro-geography of the river.

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