Water issue: Uma to meet Akhilesh, Chouhan today
Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti has called a meeting of the chief ministers of Uttar Pradesh (Akhilesh Yadav) and Madhya Pradesh (Shivraj Singh Chouhan) to discuss the issue of water supply to UP from <g data-gr-id="15">Bansagar</g> Dam, a statement said.
The dam is located in MP and controlled by the <g data-gr-id="14">Bansagar</g> Control Board, which is a subordinate office of the Union Water Resources Ministry.
The meeting comes in the wake of a UP government communication sent to the Chairman of Central Water Commission requesting that suitable directions may be issued to Madhya Pradesh government to release 2,000 cusecs of water from <g data-gr-id="17">Bansagar</g> Dam for two months into Sone River against the due share of UP.
Due to severe heat and scarcity of rain, an acute crisis of drinking water and irrigation has arisen in the districts of Sonbhadra and Mirzapur, the UP government had said in its communication.
Akhilesh to lead delegation to France today
UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav will lead a state delegation to France, known for manufacturing best perfumes in the world. “The CM will be leaving for Grasse in France tomorrow,” said an official spokesperson.