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Linking the Indian rivers

Rao, Kesava K (2003) Linking the Indian rivers. In: Current Science, 85 (5). p. 565.

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The Indian government has recently unveiled an ambitious plan to link the major rivers. The purpose is to (i) provide water for irrigation in drought-prone areas, (ii) reduce the extent of annual flooding of the Ganga and the Brahmaputra, and (iii) generate additional hydroelectric power1. The project involves a massive expenditure of about Rs 560,000 crores (at 2002 prices) for the construction of a large number reservoirs, dams and canals. Many families will be displaced from their homes when the project is implemented, and will have to be rehabilitated.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Current Science
Publisher: Indian Academy of Sciences
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Indian Academy of Sciences.
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Chemical Engineering
Date Deposited: 04 Sep 2009 03:32
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2011 14:22
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/17608

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