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Centre's move to link north, south rivers opposed

By Our Special Correspondent

JAIPUR, JAN. 27. The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) Government at the Centre has come under fire from social workers for announcing programmes which require foreign funds and involve construction of big dams. The Union Government has been charged with announcing ``grandiose'' programmes like linking the rivers of North and South without ``ever considering their viability and desirability''.

Reacting to the recent announcement of Dr. C. P. Thakur, the Union Water Resources Minister, in Jaipur that the project to link rivers like the Ganga and the Cauvery would be taken up Mr. Rajendra Singh, of Tarun Bharat Sangh(TBS) said here that the BJP Government was back in the game of ``selling dreams''.

``There are dozens of partly completed projects involving millions of rupees. Why can't the Government take up those before initiating something new like linking rivers?'' he asked. Linking of rivers would invariably involve construction of big dams, he pointed out. ''Again the talk of construction of canals in hilly areas is meaningless,`` he pointed out.


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