The national media seems to be celebrating linking of godavari and krishna river in andhra pradesh on september 16, 2015 as the first major step towards inter linking of rivers in india an emotional andhra pradesh chief minister shri n chandrababu naidu called it historic and pavitra sangam (holy. The national river linking project (nrlp), envisages the transfer of water from water 'surplus' basins where there is flooding to water 'deficit' basins where there is drought/scarcity, through inter-basin water transfer projects it links rivers by a network of reservoirs and canals that will allow for their water capacities to be. The centre has stressed that the river interlinking programme was crucial for water and food security, and sought the cooperation of the states in implementing it the ken-bewta link between uttar pra. Every nation today needs to address the water crisis in the near future, it would not be surprising if the price of water were to overshoot that of oil providing safe drinking water has been a challenge in under-developed and developing countries to read more about water scarcity and why india needs to. The concept of linking of rivers or inter-basin transfer of water is essentially based on the availability of surplus of water in the donor river especially at the point of diversion to the deficit river basin the surplus or deficit in a basin is determined on the basis of availability at 75% dependability, import, export, and existing and.
During the british raj, an engineer sir arthur cotton had sought river linking between ganga and cauvery for better inland water transport. Interlinking of rivers will solve the water crisis in india as some regions are scarce but safety measures should be adopted so that it should not lead flooding water, one of the most valuable free gift of nature and part and parcel of life saving gas oxygen, is the life and blood of all creatures of earth without which none can. Abdul kalam while serving as indian president he is a well know nuclear scientist the topic was about interlinking rivers in india duration - 14 min : 15 sec.
While the ganga-brahmaputra basin is reeling under devastating flood for the last two weeks resulting in deaths of more than 1000 people, narendra modi government has once again revived india's decades old plan of interlinking its major rivers though indian government had the prior information at. Study environmental impact of inter-river linking project (irl) at the backdrop of this, the present paper is an attempt to study issues and challenges in interlinking of rivers in india from the point of view of society at large key words: water, environment, society, masses, management jel code: m10, n 50, n 55, p 28. Sadhguru outlines what we can do to breathe life back into rivers of india before they leave us dry in this way, we will invite the monsoons to be more regular and will stop the erosion of our soil this is a comprehensive solution, and it will not cost more than 10% of what linking the rivers will cost source:.
Or ecological implications of linking rivers been adequately explored there are, of course, direct environmental implications in linking river systems, which would involve possibly submergence of forests and loss of biodiversity, as well as likely loss of farmland and displacement of people as well a far more. Touted as the world's largest irrigation infrastructure project, the interlinking of rivers (ilr) programme proposes 30 river links ilr will see the excavation of 15,000 km of new canals to relocate 174 cubic km of water-enough to annually supply over 100 mega-metropolises the size of delhi or mumbai.
The idea of interlinking of rivers in the indian subcontinent is atleast 150 years old during the british raj in india, sir arthur cotton, a british general and irrigation engineer, first suggested linking the ganga and the cauvery for navigational purposes dr kl rao's proposal (1972), which had 2640 km long. India has essentially grown along the banks of major rivers our earliest civilisations like mohenjo-daro and harappa were born along the waters, and they died when the rivers shifted coursetoday, our this is the only comprehensive solution which will not cost more than 10% of the cost of linking rivers.
Narendra modi-led nda government has been taking proactive steps to build consensus over the much controversial interlinking of river (ilr) programme. Strategic analyses of the national river linking project (nrlp) of india, series 2 proceedings of the workshop on analyses of hydrological, social and ecological issues of the nrlp colombo, sri lanka: international water management institute 500 p river basins / water supply / water demand / water transfer / dams.