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River interlinking on large scale not practical: Murli Manohar Joshi

PTI
Published May 11, 2016, 11:50 pm IST
Updated May 12, 2016, 1:40 am IST
BJP veteran claimed thousands of kilowatts of power will be required to run pump sets to lift water from one end to another.
Senior BJP leader Murli manohar Joshi - (Photo:PTI)
 Senior BJP leader Murli manohar Joshi - (Photo:PTI)

New Delhi: NDA government’s ambitious project to inter-link rivers is not feasible on a large scale, senior BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi, who chaired a Parliamentary panel that examined the issue of Ganga rejuvenation, said on Wednesday.

Joshi said rivers can be inter-linked on small scale but it is not “practical” to go for large-scale interlinking at the national level.

 

Talking to reporters after tabling a report of the Estimates Committee on Ganga Rejuvenation, the BJP veteran claimed thousands of kilowatts of power will be required to run pump sets to lift water from one end to another.     

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Location: India, Delhi, New Delhi




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