Editorials, GS-3, Uncategorized

Mahadayi tribunal term extended

The government has issued a notification extending the term of Mahadayi tribunal for a year. This could prolong the dispute between Karnataka and Goa over river water sharing. An extension of term is provided in the normal course if the tribunal’s work is not completed within the stipulated period. Under proviso to Section 5 (2)… Continue reading Mahadayi tribunal term extended

Environment, GS-3, Uncategorized

Ken-Betwa project: Panel warns of dangers to ecology and animal life

A team of wildlife experts have submitted a crucial report on Ken-Betwa River linking project. The report warns of the dangers to the ecology and animal life due to the proposed Ken-Betwa project. Details: The report neither endorses nor disapproves of the Ken-Betwa project but notes that if the government were to go ahead it… Continue reading Ken-Betwa project: Panel warns of dangers to ecology and animal life

Agriculture, Editorials, GS-3, Uncategorized

Indian River Linking (IRL) project

Article Link Summary: Water has now become a political issue for want of proper development and management of the resource. While millions suffer from droughts and floods, waters in the country’s many rivers flow unutilised, and are discharged into the sea every year. In the wake of this crisis, few experts have asked the government… Continue reading Indian River Linking (IRL) project

Environment, Geography, GS-1, GS-3, Uncategorized

The interlinking of rivers offers some solutions, but comes with a big load of problems

Environmental: Inbuilt in the linking philosophy is that the rivers flooding is a disaster and that it should be curbed. River flooding, in lowland areas particularly, is good for agriculture and ecology. If all human civilization and development are due to sustainability of agriculture then there is no earth process that is more beneficial to… Continue reading The interlinking of rivers offers some solutions, but comes with a big load of problems