Government planning to club two phases of Ken-Betwa River linking project December 15, 2017
The Union Government is planning to club phase I and phase II of its ambitious Ken-Betwa interlinking river (ILR) project.
The phases will be clubbed after Madhya Pradesh, one of the two beneficiary states (Uttar Pradesh in another), demanded so.
The state government had allegedly warned that first phase of the project would not be allowed to take off if as it has not reworked to incorporate three other smaller projects – Bina complex, Lower Orr dam and Kotha barrage projects – in the initial phase.
The Ken-Betwa ILR project aims to transfer surplus water from the Ken River to the Betwa basin through the concrete canal to irrigate India’s worst drought recently.