Indian river Link Project and its effect on the Subcontinent

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  1. A.V.

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    india with its vast landmass has always remained a agricultural country but shortage or excess of the only defining factor <water> has been the curse over the ages , in view of that a project to connect about 30 big rivers & canals has been started under the supervision of International Water Management Board. This work has been named National River Link Project.

    The only aim of this largest river link project of the world is to make use of the water that goes waste in flood & with the help of this River Link Project assure good use by make available water to those areas that face drought & acute scarcity of water.

    although this is a very nobel and large scale projects many questions have popped up
    1.what would be the effect of the over all ecology?
    2.how about the funding of such a big project is the IMF or world bank oan the only way to go?
    3. what does indias neighbours think about the project ?
    4. will the project be fruitful considering the cost ratio?
    5. all your ideas and views on the whole issue




     
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  3. Sabir

    Sabir DFI TEAM Senior Member

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    One student of Jadavpur University wrote to Dr APJ Abdul Kalam (he was the President then) about the disaster that might happen due to linking the major rivers. As the slope of Indian terrain is from north-west to south-east, the region in south-east will be affected by flood and areas in north-west will have less water.Because water flows as per the slope of the ground.(I am just mentioning what I can remember, may be not exactly what he/she wrote). so while planning they must be careful about it. How a project can affect ecology in long term is often misunderstood in preliminary surveys.
     
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    The National River linking project or NRLP:

    India has many rivers however most of these are underutilized as they are seasonal, the NRLP envisages a network of 30 canals and approximately 3000 storages connecting 37 himalayan and peninsular river to form a mega grid that can be used to transfer water as and when needed from peninsular india to north india and vice-versa, such anetwork has wide implications in agriculture and industry as the availability of water shall turn previously non-arable land suitable for agriculture it shall also feed the rising water demand of india's teeming cities and the industries they support, if required many of the cnals can also be built deep and wide enough as to be used for navigation this opens up the possibility of cheap and mass transport of freight and passengers, i am attaching a pdf on the river linking project.
     
  5. LETHALFORCE

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    A good example of river linking projects is the state of Gujurat. The river linking project in gujurat connected 20 rivers, it has helped to bring water all across gujurat areas where there was too much or too little water were evened out, and it has helped many farmers across gujurat with their cultivation..
     
  6. Sabir

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    Indian River-link Project Map

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