(News) Ken-Betwa river project is not a linking project : Waterman Rajendra Singh
Ken-Betwa river project is not a linking project : Waterman Rajendra Singh
‘Waterman of India’ Rajendra Singh, addressing a seminar on “Integrated Water Resources Management and Sustainable Development in Budelkhand on Tuesday, said, “Ken-Betwa river project is not a linking project.
In fact, it is a dividing scheme aimed at benefiting big corporate players and not the common man.”
He said, “BJP-led NDA government is pushing for clearance of its ambitious Ken-Betwa river linking project. But the national river linking project will benefit only corporate sector in the country. Common men will get nothing from this ambitious project.”
Recently the environment panel of the Union ministry of environment, forest and climate change (MoEF & CC) refused to clear the Rs 10,000-crore project to link Ken and Betwa rivers in Madhya Pradesh until a landscape management plan is finalised and reviewed by independent experts.
Courtesy: The Free Press Journal