The Government of India, on directions from the Supreme Court in 2002 and advice from the National Water Development Agency (NWDA), proposed an estimated US$120 billion National River Linking Project (NRLP) which envisages linking 37 Himalayan and Peninsular rivers (Figure 1; NCIWRD 1999). Doing this will form a gigantic South Asian water grid which will annually handle 178×109 m3/yr of interbasin water transfer; build 12,500 km of canals; generate 34 gigawatts of hydropower; add 35 million hectares (Mha) to India’s irrigated areas; and generate inland navigation benefits (IWMI 2003; NWDA 2006; Gupta and van der Zaag 2007).
|Publication status||Published - 2009|
|Event||Second National Workshop on Strategic Issues in Indian Irrigation 2009 - New Delhoq, India|
Duration: 8 Apr 2009 → 9 Apr 2009
|Workshop||Second National Workshop on Strategic Issues in Indian Irrigation 2009|
|Period||8/04/09 → 9/04/09|
|Other||8-9 April 2009|