Ken Betwa River Linking

The Ken-Betwa River Linking, which had received clearance from the Union Budget in 2014, had been stalled because of objections from wildlife activists and environmentalists, which delayed it getting clearance from the National Board for Wildlife. As part of this project, about 8650 hectares of forest area would get submerged. The Ken-Betwa River Linking is a project proposed to transfer excess water from the River Ken to the Betwa basin through the use of concrete canal. The aim of the project is to provide irrigation to the Bundelkhand region, which is one of the worst drought-affected areas in India.