Interlinking of rivers

A pipe dream

Print edition : February 15, 2019

At Nunna village on the outskirts of Vijayawada where the Godavari enters Krishna district as part of the project linking the Krishna and the Godavari, a 2015 picture. Photo: V. Raju

The Bramaputra in spate breaching the embankment in the Puthimari area in Kamrup district of Assam, a September 2008 photograph. Photo: Ritu Raj Konwar

The interlinking of rivers is an ill-conceived, ruinously expensive, technically questionable, ecologically devastating and socially disruptive national mega project.
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