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Cabinet approves Ken-Betwa Interlinking of Rivers Project

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  • December 9, 2021
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Cabinet approves Ken-Betwa Interlinking of Rivers Project

Part of: Prelims and Mains GS-II: Government schemes and policies

The project will pave the way for more interlinking of river projects in India and also showcase to the world our ingenuity and vision. 

  • This project involves transfer of water from the Ken to the Betwa River through the construction of Daudhan Dam and a canal linking the two rivers, the Lower Orr Project, Kotha Barrage -and Bina Complex Multipurpose Project. 
  • The project will provide an annual irrigation of 10.62 lakh ha, drinking water supply to a population of about 62 lakhs and also generate 103 MW of hydropower and 27 MW solar power. 
  • The Project is proposed to be implemented in 8 years with state of the art technology. 

Significance

  • The Project will be of immense benefit to the water starved Bundelkhand region, spread across the states of MP and UP.
  • Expected to boost socio-economic prosperity in the backward Bundelkhand region on account of increased agricultural activities and employment generation. It would also help in arresting distress migration from this region. 
  • This project also comprehensively provides for environment management and safeguards. For this purpose a comprehensive landscape management plan is under finalization by Wildlife Institute of India.

News Source: PIB 

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