Ken-Betwa river project is not a linking project : 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