surender gupta dunar- Ken-Betwa river linking project gets green panel nod
surender gupta dunar- The project envisages construction of a dam across river Ken in Chhatarpur district in Madhya Pradesh to irrigate 6.35 lakh hectares of land.
The NDA government’s ambitious Rs. 9,393 crore Ken-Betwa river interlinking project that will irrigate 6.35 lakh hectares and mitigate drinking water woes of Bundelkhand region has received clearance from the green panel and Tribal Affairs ministry.
Announcing this, Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti said her Ministry was working with NITI Aayog to finalise funding pattern for the project.
However, the final clearance for the project is yet to be given by Union Minister of Environment and Forest, which normally takes into account the green panel EAC’s recommendation.
“I am quite happy that the first river inter-linking project has received green panel’s nod as well as the tribal clearances formally. The project has already received wildlife clearance,” said Ms. Bharti.
“We are now working with NITI Aayog to see funding pattern for the project is finalised. The project will be launched once the funding pattern is clear,” she said at third edition of Jal Manthan conference in New Delhi.