Ken-Betwa river linking project is an ambitious project with considerable benefits so much so that Ms Uma Bharti, Union Water Resources Minister, threatened to go on hunger strike last month if the project is not cleared soon. The project, if successfully initiated, will pave the way for taking up many more such projects, crucial to meet country’s irrigation needs and change the face of Indian agriculture.
Two successive droughts and a bountiful rain this year has brought back the agriculture economy into the mainstream agenda. Record area sown this kharif season and hopes of a bumper crop provides lot of relief to the policy makers and to the whole country. Yet, agriculture sector continues to receive step motherly treatment with corporate … Continue reading Agriculture Sector – Will It Get Its Due.??
Honorable Supreme Court’s directive on Monday to Karnataka to release water from River Cauvery brings back the focus on the long drawn dispute between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. The more than 100 years old dispute relates to sharing of water from River Cauvery mainly between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu although Puducherry and Kerala are also … Continue reading Cauvery River Dispute – A Brief History..