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September 23, 2007
Linking of Godavari, Krishna and Cauvery could be taken up
Linking of Godavari, Krishna and Cauvery could be taken up immediately, The Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Karunanidhi told "The Hindu".
Apart from being a water scarce state, Tamil Nadu suffered from acute ground water deficiency.
The National Water Development Agency had already completed a study of the peninsular component of interlinking rivers of India. Since the study had concluded that it was technically possible and economically viable to transfer water from surplus river
basins to deficient ones, it was time that the next step was taken towards interlinking, the CM said.
The Chief Minister wanted the project of interlinking peninsular rivers included and funded as part of the agriculture strategy for the 11th plan.