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Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat said in the Lok Sabha on Thursday that 30 links have been identified under the river linking project. Apart from this, the central government has also approved the Ken-Betwa river link project.

The Modi government has also approved the Ken-Betwa river link project.

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Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat said in the Lok Sabha on Thursday that 30 links have been identified under the river linking project. Apart from this, the central government has also approved the Ken-Betwa river link project. In response to a question in the Lok Sabha, the Union Minister said that the National Water Development Agency has identified 16 links of peninsular rivers and 14 links of Himalayan rivers. He told that the report has been prepared in detail of all the links.

What is river link project?

Let us tell you that the River Interlinking Project is a large-scale proposed civil engineering project, which aims to interlink Indian rivers through reservoirs and canals. With this, the problem of frequent floods or water shortage in some parts of India can be overcome. Some rivers of the country have excess water and most of the rivers are such that they remain dry throughout the year except during the rainy season or the quantity of water in them is very less. Rivers like Brahmaputra which have more water, there is a danger of frequent floods from them.

Under the National River-Linking Project (NRLP), water will be transferred from water-rich river basins (i.e. prone to floods) to water-scarce river basins (i.e. prone to water scarcity or drought) . It is formally known as National Perspective Plan (NPP).

To meet the country’s water needs

The National River-Linking Project will consist of 30 links connecting 37 rivers across the country through a network of nearly 3,000 dams. Its goal is to meet the country’s water needs in the future. This is a very ambitious plan, under which 15,000 km long new canals will be built, of which 174 cubic km. Water can be stored. The National Water Development Agency (NWDA) has been entrusted with the task of designing 30 river-linking projects (of which 14 are Himalayan and the rest 16 are peninsular) under the NPP.

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Under this project, Himalayan rivers will also be developed. Its objective is to build water reservoirs on the Ganga and Brahmaputra rivers along with their tributaries in Nepal. Apart from this, the objective is to conserve monsoon flow for irrigation and hydroelectricity generation. This linkage will transfer the surplus water flow of Kosi, Gandak and Ghaghra to the west.