India’s River Linking Project: The State of the Debate

The idea of linking water surplus Himalayan rivers with water scarce parts of western and peninsular India has been doing the rounds for the past 150 years. However, the idea has now got detailed in the form of a mega-project for inter-linking of Himalayan and peninsular region. Never in the past has this idea generated as much discussion and debate as during the recent years after the Supreme Court of India enjoined the Government of India to implement the grandiose project by 2016, an impossible timeframe. A must read article by Tushar shah and other http://nrlp.iwmi.org/PDocs/DReports/Phase_02/01.%20India's%20River%20Linking%20Project%20-%20State%20of%20the%20debate-%20Shah%20et%20al.pdf