Haryana approves 11 projects for Sarasvati river revival

Chandigarh, (IANS): To revive the ancient Sarasvati river in the state and ensure regular flow of fresh water into it, the Haryana Saraswati Heritage Development Board (HSHDB) on Wednesday approved 11 major projects, including restoration of various heritage sites along the course of the mythical river.
Presiding over the 4th meeting of governing body of the Haryana Saraswati Heritage Development Board, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, who is the chairman of the Board, said it is the priority of the Haryana government to ensure that fresh water flow in the Sarasvati, which is mentioned in Hindu mythology.
Khattar launched a mobile app developed by the Haryana Sarasvati Heritage Development Board. Information related to the Sarasvati, including scientific evidences of its existence and other relevant studies, have been made available on the app.
The projects which were approved for the rejuvenation and development of the Sarasvati include construction of Somb Sarasvati barrage and Sarasvati reservoir, construction of an Adi Badri dam and other development works in Himachal Pradesh and Haryana in Yamunanagar district, the river rejuvenation from Sarasvati reservoir to its outfall in the Ghaggar, inter-linking of Markanda river and the Sarasvati through the Kainthla supply channel and other projects.

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