Rivers link project and its tryst with riparian states

The fate of three crucial links — Godavari-Krishna, Krishna-Pennar, and Pennar-Cauvery — having an estimated potential to irrigate lakhs of hectares, now depends on the approval of riparian states.

BySouth First Desk

Published Jul 11, 2024 | 7:00 AMUpdatedJul 11, 2024 | 7:00 AM

Cauvery River. (Creative Commons)

Karnataka reiterated its opposition to the NWDA memo to release excess water from Mahanadi to the Mahanadi-Godavari-Krishna-Pennar-Cauvery link project since the authority allowed 15.89 tmc of water from Mahanadi’s 147 tmc for drinking and industrial purposes, ignoring Karnataka’s irrigational needs. The fate of three crucial links now depends on the approval of all party states, including Chhattisgarh and Odisha.

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