River Interlinking

Wildlife panel okays Ken-Betwa river link

  1. News: The The Ken-Betwa river linking project has got the approval of the standing committee of the National Board for Wildlife
  2. Impact: The project would submerge about 100 sq km of the Panna Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh, one of the country’s prime tiger habitats
  3. Environment minister: India should go ahead with at least one inter-linking of river project to assess its consequences
  4. Union water resources minister Uma Bharti, too, had threatened to go on hunger strike if the project did not get approval soon

Recently, linking of which of the following rivers was undertaken? [Prelims 2016]

(a) Cauvery and Tungabhadra

(b) Godavari and Krishna

(c) Mahanadi and Sone

(d) Narmada and Tapti

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