Funds crunch affects flood control schemes

At a time when alleged corruption in construction of dykes and embankments in Assam is in sharp focus, it has now come to light that the Water Resources Department is starved of funds that could be released on time for execution of crucial work. Well-placed sources have revealed that the Department has been facing acute shortage of funds, which has led to its increasing dependence on other government departments and a resultant delay in implementation of various schemes.

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