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Ken Betwa
1. Ken and Betwa are the rivers emerges from Central Highlands (Vindhya etc) and flow towards North to join Yamuna. Ken is in West ward than Betwa. Almost a decade back, It was proposed to join the water surplus river of Ken to Water deficit river of Betwa in drought prone region of Bundelkhand. Bundelkhand is under developed and this is also a reason for demand of separate statehood of Bundelkhand. Earlier Central Govt was shown willingness to start the interlinking of river project but later got slacked and due to acute shortage of water for irrigation and other purposes, People are suffering. 2. Issue of Environmental clearance has also come in domain of discussion by then MoEF (Ministry of Environment and Forest) previous year like due to more utilization of water of the river , the water recharge under the ground will reduce and that will cause environmental and social issue. The MoEF should know that this kind of issue of decreasing of water table is significant in Punjab and Haryana but can the agricultural practice will stop for this. Certainly we should come up with the plan, so that people of the reason can get sufficient water and can lead life without any hardship. 3. The ambitious project, estimated to cost over Rs.9000 crore, is expected to be included in the 12th Five-Year Plan, starting April next.

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