11 Mind­less link­ing of rivers

Down to Earth - - THE FORTNIGHT -

The Cen­tre has been tout­ing river-in­ter­link­ing projects as a so­lu­tion to the re­cur­ring prob­lem of drought. In 2012, the Supreme Court gave a go-ahead for such projects, de­spite grow­ing ev­i­dence to show how th­ese are detri­men­tal to the en­vi­ron­ment. We have pub­lished sev­eral ar­ti­cles show­ing how such projects are drawing flak in other coun­tries and are fail­ing ("River­link­ing crit­i­cised", Jan­uary 1-15, 2003; "Weak link", March 1-15, 2015).

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