Jairam Ramesh fears interlinking of Ken, Betwa will ‘destroy’ Panna Tiger Reserve

Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh Prime Ministers sign agreement to connect Ken and Betwa rivers
Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on March 22 expressed fears that the confluence of the Ken and Betwa rivers would destroy the Panna Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh. Jairam Ramesh fears

Prior to the signing of the agreement between the Prime Minister of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh over river links, the former Minister of Environment said he had proposed alternatives in this regard ten years ago but those were ignored. Jairam Ramesh fears

“U.P. CMs and M. we will sign an agreement today to link the Ken and Betwa rivers. All of this will put an end to the Panna Tiger Reserve in MP, a success story in relocation and rehabilitation. I have suggested alternatives over the last ten years but alas …, ”he said on Twitter.

An agreement to link rivers Ken and Betwa will be presented to the Prime Minister during the launch of the “Jal Shakti Abhiyan: Catch the Rain” campaign on World Water Day on March 22.

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