The Big Gulp

The River Interlinking Project appears settled as official policy but, this being India, is of course not free of controversy. The Godavari, which emanates in Maharashtra state, flows across India and drains into the Bay of Bengal at Rajahmundry in Andhra Pradesh. The International Water Management Institute, headquartered in Colombo and funded by 60 governments, says the Godavari doesn’t have surplus water, the main assumption behind this project, and three-crops-a-year paddy farmers will suffer.

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