Perspective: Linking Rivers

In this episode of the Perspective Prog. based on Linking Rivers. Union Cabinet has recently approved the funding and implementation of Ken-Betwa inter-linking of rivers project. This project which involves transfer of water from the Ken to the Betwa River will be of immense benefit to the water starved Bundelkhand region, spread across the states of MP and UP. It will provide water for irrigation of 10.62 lakh ha annually, drinking water supply to a population of about 62 lakhs and also generate 103 MW of hydropower and 27 MW solar power. The interlinking of rivers (ILR) programme is a major endeavour to create additional storage facilities and transfer water from water-surplus regions to more drought-prone areas.

Anchor:- Vishal Dahiya

Producer:- Amit Srivastav, Sagheer Ahmad

Guest Name:-

1. Bhopal Singh, Director General, NWDA

2. Kushvinder Vohra, Member, WP&P, CWC

3. R.R. Rashmi, Distinguished Fellow, TERI


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