Narmada Is Waste Of Rs.2,00,000 Crores Issue.
Posted by egovindia on August 6, 2006
Over 30 large dams are proposed on Narmada in Madhya Pradesh and World’s largest canal irrigation system is being developed at a cost of well over Rs. 200,000 crores. Ken Betwa link is proposed to cost another Rs.20,000 crores.
But water can be easily utilized by MP by diverting it in to Ken, Betwa, Sone, Chambal and Tapi upper basins at nominal cost. Accounting for seepage and evaporation losses also very little water will be left for Gujarat.
I can very well understand the “Hurt Feeling” of the gentleman from Rann of Kutch where people drink milk of Camels and Donkeys as the area has large salt pans and local people harvest salt from the water extracted from subsoil. Cows and buffalos can’t survive there.
The soil is unfit for any cultivation. But miraculously Wild Ass or Big Donkeys thrive in the Runn Of Kutch.
Why people of India support draining of Narmada waters in salt bearing Runn Of Kutch and that may cost well over Rs. 1,00,000 crores to Gujarat alone?
So it’s a total waste of people’s money.
This Kutchi gentlemen talk’s of Bhakra, most of its water is used in Punjab and Haryana, which are fertile plains most productive for agriculture.
The idea of irrigating Kutch is like “Catching Moon” like story. Firstly water will not reach there and secondly not produce any grain crop.
Since 1961 both MP and Gujarat have used very little water of Narmada. But huge dams continue to built wastefully draining out the resources of 10 crores people.
The day some Capable Chief Minister takes charge of MP, it will make full use of its water to serve over 3,00,000 sq.mt of land area and 60 million people.
From: "M. B. Chudasama" <firstname.lastname@example.org>----
It is undisputed truth dams are proved very useful important role in contributing economic development in the area and so is nation. Bhakara Nangal and Nagarjun Sagar is the best example for its usefulness. 'Water ways irrigation and Navigation commission' during British rule in 1946 conceived plan for dam on Narmada at suitable location. Plan was continued to work out paper work after
independence and was primarily worked out with less than 200 crores with Jawahar lal Neheru put the foundation stone in 1961. Series of incidence . . . Separation of Maharashtra and Gujarat State and as usual deputes between effected states Gujarat, Maharashtra, MP and Rajshthan , . . . formation of Narmada water dispute tribunal in 1969. . . . . Central government policy, involvement of world bank, leg pulling between states and central government etc played its role in disturbing it. Even after spending so far more than 21,000 crores in 46 years nothing concrete has come out in so many years. If we go
in root cause of all such things we can understand how far selfish, crook and dirty political game some people play even does not hesitate to sale their 'mother' ( river in India is treated like mother ) for own selfish motives. It is question mark against their patriotism. It will not hesitate you to believe particular group of
people weather working for national interest or for anti nationalist lobby. The current water resources minister in NDA government, supporting Megha and opposing Modi, Prof. SAIFUDDIN SOJH is even question mark person, . . Rajya sabha member from Jammu Kashmir from congress party is just enjoying ministerial berth not for his efficiency or capability but only as 'prize' from congress for toppling 12 th parliament of Vajpayee government at 13th month by his only vote going against whip of his own National conference party of Faruq Abdulla. Opportunist man after betraying own party and toppling government must have recovered big price for it. Him selfeconomics professor going against principles of economics for creating more disturbance to particular state and harming national interest just to play dirty party politics game. This River Singh may not be aware that Narmada dam was assured to be built with 400 crores by Bhaikaka in 1964 ( Indubhai patel, chief Engineer and key person behind building Bhakara Nangal dam ) but crooked politician did not consider his proposal. There is nothing hidden how that this anti nationalist activists are licking sht* of
world bank official and some anti nationalist lobby for getting few bucks for own. Megha has totally different agenda and no way have any interest for rehabilitation of poor tribal community of Madhya Pradesh. She is already unpopular among some group there. This River Singh I was thinking him some 'expert' but he too turn out 'hollow' with same pseudo secularist mentality favoring anti nationalist lobby by misusing their so called expertise knowledge. I am tired and sick from all such people . . . . some so called 'whistle blower' running his yahoo group as private limited company as TOP SECRET for serving
BharatmAAta . . . as if trying to chase 'race' with double speed . . or struggling to get 'trademark' right for some 'name' . . . trying desperate to sale 'death' commodity . . . giving 're-death' to own family member to match the race . . . all
are having equal tune and nothing more than that . . . . . negativist and criticizer . . . . crying out of every thing . . . have no pride or respect for country which has already emerged world's forth largest economy ( gross GDP) . . .and steadily progressing to go economic super power . . . I don't want to waste my energy and time among such negativist . . self appointed authority . . .I am unsubscribing from all those groups . . . . to rest their soul in piece (living dead) . . . let them continue washing their dirty linen in public . . river . . Rajat Sharma is not free to read or listen 'dogs' barking at some remote nooks and corners of such wide nation . . . . bye
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