Odisha

Water Resources Ministry Convenes First Regional Conference of Eastern States

**Bhubaneswar:**
In a bid to address outstanding water resources issues, inter-State issues, intra and inter-basin issues among the five eastern States of Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Odisha, and West Bengal, Arjun Ram Meghwal, Minister of State (Ministry of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation) proposed to hold the first Regional Conference at Kolkata on April 16, 2018.

The Ministry has also asked the five states to submit agenda items on behalf of their respective State Governments for the maiden Regional Conference by April 11.

In a letter written to Odisha Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi, the Water Resources Ministry has requested Odisha Water Resources Minister, its Principal Secretary-in-charge, and engineer-in-chief to attend the regional conference.

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