Jairam Ramesh fears interlinking of Ken Betwa will destroy Panna
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NEW DELHI: Congress chief Jairam Ramesh on Monday expressed worry that the interlinking of Ken and Betwa rivers will destroy the Panna Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh.
Ahead of the signing of the settlement between the chief ministers of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh for linking the rivers, the previous atmosphere minister stated he had instructed alternate options on this regard 10 years in the past however these had been ignored.
“The CMs of UP and MP will sign a pact today to link the Ken and Betwa rivers. This will all but destroy the Panna Tiger Reserve in MP, a success story in translocation and revival. I had suggested alternatives 10 years ago but alas”, he stated on Twitter.
The pact to hyperlink the rivers Ken and Betwa could be executed within the presence of the Prime Minister in the course of the launch of “Jal Shakti Abhiyan: Catch the Rain” marketing campaign on the World Water Day on Monday.

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