Dundhwa Seha, Panna Tiger Reserve

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On 22nd September 2015, The Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh (and Chairman of the State’s Wildlife Board) cleared the Ken-Betwa River Linking project despite strong protests from some members of the Board. Now the proposal needs approval by the National Board for Wildlife (NBWL).

Here’s a snapshot of what the project will entail: A 224 km long canal will siphon off 660 million cubic meters of water from the Ken to the Betwa; a 77 meter high dam will be … Read More

Jairam Ramesh says ‘No’ to Ken-Betwa river link project

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The ambitious Rs. 9000 crore Ken-Betwa river link project will not be given environmental clearance his Ministry, says the Union Minister for Environment and Forests, Jairam Ramesh. Mr. Ramesh feels that it would be disastrous to pursue the project. The project is expected to be included in the 12th five year plan, starting next April.… Read More