Water Grid to the Rescue
Apropos the Edit ‘For A Sustainable Solution to Drought’ (Apr 21), a vital measure is interlinking of rivers, which hasn’t yielded a result despite prolonged discussions. Here’s a solution: India needs four regional water grids, east, west, north and south. Interlinking of rivers in the regions is feasible from the engineering and monetary viewpoint and can be completed in 3-5 years, reducing the unequal availability of water. For the long term (5-8 years), we must have a national water grid on the lines of the railways, power, telecom and roads. This is costly, but is inevitable and seems possible.