Ken Betwa link project would be a boon for Bundelkhand region and is planned to be completed in 8 years: Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat
WD News: The 36thAnnual General Meeting of National Water Development Agency (NWDA) Society and 20thMeeting of Special Committee for Interlinking of Rivers (SCILR) were recently held under the chairmanship of Union Minister for Jal Shakti, Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi.
The Union Minister for Jal Shakti said that water resources are one of the most important sectors for the Government of India and the Interlinking of Rivers (ILR) Programme is very important for enhancing the water and food security of the country and would help provide water to drought-prone and rainfed farming areas.
Shri Shekhawat highlighted the remarkable achievement of the initiation of implementation of the Ken Betwa Link Project (1st ILR Project under the National Perspective Plan) after obtaining approval from the Government of India in December 2021. The project would be a boon for the Bundelkhand region and it is planned to be completed in 8 years.
A Special Committee for Interlinking of Rivers (SCILR) has approved the proposal of considering the modified Parbati-Kalisindh-Chambal (PKC) link project duly integrated with the Eastern Rajasthan Canal Project (ERCP) as a part of the National Perspective Plan of ILR and declare the phase-I of the project as a priority interlinking project.
Shri Bishweswar Tudu, Minister of State for Jal Shakti, Shri Govind M Karjol, Minister of Water Resources, Govt. of Karnataka, and Shri Duraimuragan, Minister of Water Resources, Govt. of Tamil Nadu were also present in the meeting and Shri Tulsi Ram Silawat, Minister of Water Resources, Govt. of MP attended the meeting virtually.
Source & image courtesy: PIB