Monday, 16 May, 2022
TopicRiver linking

Topic: river linking

Eye on Gujarat polls? Modi govt shelves Par-Tapi-Narmada river-linking amid tribal protests

Par-Tapi-Narmada river-link project envisages transferring ‘surplus’ water from Western Ghats in Maharashtra to semi-arid regions of Saurashtra and Kutch in Gujarat.

In deadly dry Bundelkhand, Ken-Betwa link finally seems real. But critics have questions, fears

One of India's most parched regions is finally set to get access to water, but 10% of tiger reserve will be submerged, while locals have questions on compensation for their land.

Abstaining from voting on Sri Lanka at UN is a nuanced approach by India

ThePrint view on the most important issues, instantly.

After nearly 40 years, India’s first river-linking project Ken-Betwa could finally begin

Union Jal Shakti minister Monday signed a tripartite agreement for the project with Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath.

UP to get less Ken-Betwa water in non-monsoon period as Modi govt revises river-linking deal

The Rs 18,000-crore project receives fresh push after Jal Shakti ministry sends revised agreement to Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh for concurrence.

On Camera

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Sachets of Surf excel detergent are displayed at a store | Photo: Prashanth Vishwanathan | Bloomberg File

Magic prices did warn of India’s sticky inflation but RBI didn’t notice

'Magic price points' — such as Rs 5 or Rs 10 — help less-affluent buyers stay within their budgets. In January, Rs 10 Surf became Rs 12 as commodity cost pressures became too intense.

Bad timing could hamper LIC IPO

Most early public enterprise IPOs have been trading 75% below their original price, small investors concerned.

Defence

Representational image of army personnel in Ladakh | ANI

India ‘doesn’t foresee’ border fighting with China, but ‘won’t back down’ if tensions reignite

Aim is to ensure not just disengagement of troops, but overall de-escalation. Govt in favour of solving tensions through talks as it wants peace with all neighbours including China.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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