What is Par Tapi Narmada river-linking project?

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: Government policies and associated issues.   Context: The tribals in Gujarat are protesting against the Centre’s Par Tapi Narmada river-linking project.     About the Project: Envisioned under the 1980 National Perspective Plan. It proposes to link three rivers: Par, originating from Nashik in Maharashtra and flowing through Valsad. Tapi …

Five river linking projects announced in Union Budget:

GS Paper 3: Topics Covered: Conservation related issues.   Context: Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has proposed a project to link five rivers in India in her budget speech.   The rivers identified for linking are: Godavari-Krishna, Krishna-Pennar and Pennar-Cauvery, Damanganga-Pinjal and Par-Tapi-Narmada.   A brief overview of these rivers: Krishna, the fourth largest river …

Ken-Betwa link project:

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: Government policies and issues related.   Ken-Betwa link project: Context: The Ken-Betwa river interlinking project will lead to the submergence of a major portion of the core area of the Panna Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh, triggering a major loss of the tiger and its major prey species such as …