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Inter-Linking of Rivers Can be Achieved within 7 to 10 Years
Oct 29, 2014

In the first meeting of the special committee for Inter-linking of Rivers it was envisaged that the inter-linking of rivers will be a milestone in the development of the nation. This project will prove that environment and development can go together. It was hoped that the 30 interlinking projects taken up by the government will be over within a period of 7 to 10 years.

Inter-linking of rivers is the dream project of NDA government. Referring to the apprehensions expressed by some environmentalists, the concerned ministry said that the Government will ensure that there is no loss to the environment due to this project.

The meeting of committee will be held in regular intervals so that problems related to inter-linking can be solved at the earliest.

It may be recalled that Supreme Court of India vide its Judgment dated February 21, 2012 in WP (C) 512 of 2002 along with WP (C) 668 of 2002 Networking of Rivers had directed for setting up a special Committee for inter-linking of Rivers. The Government of India on December 13, 2002 constituted the Task Force on Interlinking of Rivers under the chairmanship of Shri Suresh Prabhu, a former Union Minister. An expert group from IIM. Ahmedabad set up by the Task Force submitted in December 2006, a Report on Organizational Structure for Interlinking of Rivers. Subsequently, on September 23, 2014 the Ministry of Water Resource, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation constituted a special committee for inter-linking of rivers under the chairpersonship for Union Minister for Water Resource, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation. The Director General of National Water Development Agency is the Member Secretary of the Committee.

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