The national river interlinking project will comprise of 30 links to connect 37 rivers across the nation through a network of nearly 3000 storage dams to form a gigantic south asian water grid it includes two components. An overview presentation on inter-linking of rivers in india -challenges & prospects- need for conflict management in tune with supreme court's decision er. Re: interlinking of rivers in india - advantages & disadvantages -deepa kaushik (07/21/15) interlinking of rivers has its own pros and cons interlinking rivers imply channelising and canalising the river and making them distributed throughout the country in a better network. Interlinking of rivers is a very expensive proposal it has huge adverse environmental impacts on land, forests, biodiversity, rivers and the livelihood of millions of people. Interlinking of rivers project is an idea to transfer water from surplus river basins to ease the water shortages in western and southern india it comprises of 30 links to connect 37 himalayan and peninsular rivers.
Ken-betwa river interlinking project this project will involve construction of a dam on the ken river, also known as the karnavati, in north-central india and a 22-km (14-mile) canal connecting it. Interlinking of rivers- a ray of hope and need for india- indian perspective interlinking of river should never be stopped india itself is an agrarian economy although the structure of economy is. The ganges, one of the longest rivers of the world originates at the gangotri glacier in the himalayas and flows across the plains of north india eventually the river splits into two main branches and empties into the bay of bengal. Interlinking of indian rivers is envisaged by the govt of india to transfer surplus water from the flood affected basins to drought prone areas a national perspective planning has been proposed to construct 14.
Pune: union minister for water resources, river development and ganga rejuvenation nitin gadkari has called for a general consensus for interlinking of rivers from all the states concerned so that. The plan envisages to construct storage reservoirs on main ganga, brahmaputra and their main tributaries in india and nepal along with canal systems interlinking the rivers to transfer the surpluses of the eastern tributaries of ganga to the western tributaries and also linking the main ganga and brahmaputra. 2 11 history of river interlinking in india river linking has always been in the debate in india, though historically most plans were deemed. The inter-linking of indian (ilr) rivers project the proposed inter-linking of rivers (ilr) project in india is an inter-basin water transfer project that envisions linking 37 rivers of 20 major basins through 30 links and canals (figure 1. In 1982, india financed and set up a committee of nominated experts through the national water development agency (nwda) to complete detailed studies, surveys and investigations in respect of reservoirs, canals and all aspects of feasibility of inter-linking peninsular rivers and related water resource management.
Interlinking of rivers was a concept that originated in the 1980s and a separate organisation, the national water development agency, was created to carry out feasibility studies at present, 30 inter-basin transfer links are proposed, involving rivers across the country. The core objectives of the paper are to study issues and challenges in interlinking of rivers in india and to study environmental impact of inter-river linking project (irl) at the backdrop of this, the present paper is an attempt to study issues and challenges in. Interlinking indian national rivers has taken centre stage because of the enormous estimated cost proponents claim that there will be great advantages and few disadvantages, while opponents claim that there are serious disadvantages in terms of climatical, financial and social aspects. Interlinking of river will boost transportation in india and thus transportation of raw material and products will be faster and cost effectivethis will reduce price of commodity and thus will.
The stark differences in water availability in the river basins in the country has thrown up the idea of interlinking of rivers, but this project is not foolproof the initial plan to interlink. Water resources minister uma bharti argues that river interlinking will cost the government about rs 10 trillion and the spate of projects that involve connecting 14 for himalayan rivers and 16 in peninsular india implies that 15,000 km of new canals will have to be added to relocate 174 bcm of water. Interlinking of rivers in india - narendra modi's river-linking plan analysis and explanation we're hiring in delhi, apply here: . Networking of rivers facilitating flow in either direction is preferred over inter linking of rivers in india where regionalism is a dominant factorfor more. The project for interlinking of rivers of india emanates from a desire of the political leadership of the country to bring a permanent solution to the negative impacts of drought and water shortages in these parts (iwrs, 1996.
Inter-linking of rivers in india usable water availability can be increased by tapping water that otherwise would run-off to the sea water storage above ground through dams and diversion through weirs (low dams built across the river to raise the level of water upstream or regulate its flow) are. Interlinking of rivers in india - pros and cons - essay for civil services/groups aspirants india's economy is mainly dependent on agriculture three-fourths of india's economy is dependent on agriculture 67% of land is covered under agriculture. Interlinking these rivers will achieve water-balance and will solve the problems of floods and droughts to a great extent agriculture in india is highly dependent on monsoons many farmers face losses if there is no sufficient rainfall in the year, and are slipping into poverty.
Keeping in view the various issues like environmental, social, economic, political and inter-state conflicts, international conflicts of rivers water sharing etc, the interlinking of rivers in india is the only solution. Further, interlinking the gandak, the ghagra, the sarda and the yamuna, all tributaries of the ganga, on to rajasthan and the sabarmati aims at transferring the waters of gandak and ghagra rivers to benefit areas in uttar pradesh, uttaranchal, haryana, rajasthan, gujarat, bihar and jharkhand.
National river linking project in india main article: indian rivers inter-link the national river linking project (nrlp) is designed to ease water shortages in western and southern india while mitigating the impacts of recurrent floods in the eastern parts of the ganga basin. Suresh prabhu, former union minister and chairman of the task force on interlinking of rivers, says that the project could be just a part of water solution models in india i had over 5,000 meetings on this subject.