Published on: December 9, 2021

KEN-BETWA RIVER INTERLINKING PROJECT

KEN-BETWA RIVER INTERLINKING PROJECT

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http://nextstepcc.com/fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Roboto:400,500 The Union Cabinet approved the funding and implementation of the Ken-Betwa river interlinking project

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  • Project aims to transfer surplus water from the Ken river in MP to Betwa in UP
  • To irrigate the drought-prone Bundelkhand region
  • Ken and Betwa rivers originate in MP and are the tributaries of Yamuna.
  • Ken meets with Yamuna in Banda district of UP and with Betwa in Hamirpur district of UP.
  • Rajghat, Paricha and Matatila dams are over Betwa river.
  • Ken River passes through Panna tiger reserve.
  • Benefits of interlinking:
    • Enhances water and food security.
    • Proper utilisation of water.
    • Boost to agriculture.
    • Disaster mitigation.
    • Boost to transportation.