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Status of River Linking Scheme
May 08, 2015

This Government has formulated a National Perspective Plan (NPP) for Water Resources Development envisaging inter-basin transfer of water from surplus basins to deficit basins/ areas. Based on surveys, investigations and detailed studies, National Water Development Agency (NWDA) has prepared pre-feasibility reports which facilitated identification of 30 links under the NPP.

♦ Based on the concurrence of the concerned States, Detailed Project Reports (DPR) for Ken-Betwa Link, Damanganga-Pinjal links have been completed by NWDA.

♦ In addition, out of 46 proposals of intra-state links received by NWDA from 9 States, the DPRs of two intra- state links i.e. Burhi Gandak- Noon-Baya-Ganga Link Project and Kosi-Mechi Link Project have been completed and sent to Government of Bihar in December, 2013 and March, 2014 respectively.

♦ The DPRs for Ponnair-Palar Link of Tamil Nadu, Wainganga-Nalganga Link of Maharashtra and Barakar-Damodar-Subernarekha Link of Jharkhand have also been taken up for preparation.

♦ Expert Committee: Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation has constituted a Task Force for Interlinking of Rivers on 13 April to look into issues relating to Inter linking of Rivers (ILR).

♦ Earlier also, a Task Force on Interlinking of Rivers under the Chairmanship of Suresh Prabhu, the then Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha was constituted by the Ministry of Water Resources in December  2002.

♦ The Task Force submitted its report in April 2004. Based on its recommendations, appropriate follow up action have been taken in respect of guidance on norms of appraisal, bringing about speedy consensus amongst the States and prioritization of links.

♦ Accordingly, the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the party States were signed for preparation of Detailed Project Report (DPR) of Ken-Betwa link, Damanganga-Pinjal link and Par-Tapi-Narmada link.

♦ The DPR for Ken-Betwa Link and Damanganga-Pinjal links have been completed by National Water Development Agency (NWDA) and submitted to the party States.

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