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Have prioritised prj to resolve water woes of AP, TN, Ktk and Telangana: Gadkari

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Centre has prioritised a project to transfer surplus water of in and backwater of to to resolve the water woes in the two states along with and Karnataka, today said.

Gadkari also laid emphasis on water conservation by various means and wherever possible.

The surplus water of Indravati (in Maharashtra's district), which meets Godavari, will be taken to From there it will be transferred to two other dams and again from there it will be pumped to the tail end of Cauvery, Gadkari said.

He made the remarks while addressing an event organised by FICCI to mark World Water Day' here.

Gadkari added that backwater of will be channelled into Krishna river, from there to (in Karnataka) and again from there to

So, we will be able to nearly solve the water problems of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and There will be no dispute, he added.

The said that around 3000 TMC ft of the Godavari's water flows into the sea. Socio-economic changes can be attained even if 1000 TMC ft of it is held and transferred to the water-scarce region, Gadkari said.

A ministry said that initially 300 TMC ft water would be transferred from the to the through and to

After that water will be conveyed to (in Andhra Pradesh) on the Pennar and from there it will be taken to the Grand Anicut (in Tamil Nadu) on river Cauvery, the added.

The water is expected to be transferred via pipes, the said and added around 100 TMC ft can be carried to the

Gadkari said that the government has planned 30 river linking programmes. Out of these, work on five programme will be initiated this year itself he added.

inter-linking project, which will benefit and Madhya Pradesh, figures among the projects to be launched.

Gadkari also talked about undertaking a pilot desalination plant (to be installed on scrapped ship) in Tamil Nadu's Tuticorin to gain potable water at Rs 5 paise per litre.

It will be a cost-effective, technology-based intervention, which will save water while fulfilling needs. We need to conserve water wherever possible with the help of the government and people, he added.

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First Published: Thu, March 22 2018. 17:25 IST
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