Interlinking of rivers, a long way to go

Nethravati River Diversion Project (Yettinahole Project) Opposed
  • Linking of rivers project, despite political parties demanding the same, yet to be implemented
  • Interlinking of Athikadavu-Avinashi; Cauvery-Vaigai-Gundar; Pennaiyar-Palar and Tamiraparani-Karumeniyar-Nambiyar proposed
  • Some work done with regard to Tamiraparani-Karumeniyar-Nambiyar link project only, rest yet to take any concrete shape
  • Proposed flood management projects for Athikadavu-Avinashi and the Cauvery-Vaigai-Gundar links rejected by central govt
  • Rs 200 cr spent on first phase ofTamiraparani-Karumeniyar-Nambiyar link project, project sanctioned 6 yrs ago for Rs 369 cr
  • Estimated cost of Athikadavu-Avinashi : Rs. 1,862 cr; Cauvery-Vaigai-Gundar : Rs. 5,166 cr, Pennaiyar-Palar projects: Rs. 503 crore.
  • Survey being done for diverting 2,000 mn cubic feet surplus water from Mettur dam to Sarabanga and Thirumanimuthar sub-basins.

Exams Perspective:

  1. Debate on Inter-linking of Rivers