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Govt plans to link Godavari and Cauvery rivers

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The Centre would soon take up a major project to link rivers Godavari and Cauvery that would resolve water issues between four southern states.

The objective of the project is to make good use of about 1100 tmc ft of Godavari water that currently drained into the sea. The project is expected to cost upto Rs 60,000 crore. It is said that the detailed project report for linking rivers Godavari-Krishna-Pennar-Cauvery is ready. It will soon present it to the Cabinet for approval. Thereafter, the government will raise finances for the project either from the World Bank or the Asian Development Bank as the project cost is about Rs 50,000 crore to Rs 60,000 crore. The Godavari water would thus be taken to the tail end of Tamil Nadu.

Every year, about 1,100 tmc ft of Godavari water is going waste into the Bay of Bengal while there is a dispute between Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. So the experts are planning to take the Godavari water to Tamil Nadu and that will resolve all water issues among four states.

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