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New Delhi: The central government is considering a proposal to restructure the Brahmaputra Board into the North East and Brahmaputra River Rejuvenation Authority (NEBRRA), a minister said on Thursday. Homeward_bound

“The proposal to restructure the board into is under consultation with the state governments concerned and the central government ministries,” Minister of State for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Sanwar Lal Jat said in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha to a question by BJP MP from Guwahati Bijoya Chakravarty.

“It is proposed that the authority shall have the requisite powers which may be necessary or expedient for the purpose of performing its functions for effective management and development of water resources in the northeast and the Brahmaputra basin,” he said.

According to the minister, the states covered or proposed to be covered under the authority are Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Tripura and West Bengal.

(IANS)

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Anna Hazare Breaks Fast After Government Assurance

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Anna Hazare finally breaks his fast after government assurance. IANS
Anna Hazare finally breaks his fast after government assurance. IANS
  • Anna Hazare called off his hunger strike after government’s assurance
  • He fasted in Delhi’s Ramlila Ground
  • He fasted against unfair crop prices, electoral policies and Lokpal appointments

Social activist Anna Hazare on Thursday called off his hunger strike in support of his demands as the Central government sought six months to deal with his demands on fair crop prices, Lokpal appointment and electoral reforms.

Anna Hazare wants government to finish corruption completely and take steps in the right direction. Wikimedia Commons

“The government has agreed to demand on crop prices and agreed to take steps on the appointment of a Lokpal at the Centre and Lokayuktas in the states as soon as possible,” Hazare said as he announced that he was going to break his fast.

Hazare said he had been assured regarding the new electoral reforms and implementation of the M.S. Swaminathan Committee report to address the agrarian crisis in the country.

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“The governments are meant for the public and it is government’s responsibility to provide the best service to its people,” he said.

Anna Hazare raised his voice against corruption and went ahead with his hunger strike at the Jantar Mantar in New Delhi.
Anna Hazare has also raised his voice against corruption and went ahead with his hunger strike at the Jantar Mantar in New Delhi earlier. Wikimedia Commons

Hazare launched his agitation in support of his demands at the Ramlila Maidan here on March 23. Earlier, he had launched a movement against corruption in 2011. IANS

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