PGPX Students devise framework for interlinking national rivers

Amit Chaturvedi and Abhishek Srivatsava (Class of PGPX V ) may have the solution to make the National River Linking Project (NRLP) viable. According to the framework drafted by the students, the project can be implemented without any major funding or disruption to the environment.

“The project is very close to former president Dr APJ Abdul Kalam’s heart and we aim to propose our suggestions to the Centre through him. The cost of NRLP is estimated to be 5,60,000 crore, which is close to 7-8 per cent of our estimated GDP for 2010 and no country would ever spend that amount on any single activity, especially Indiawith the corruption level. Apart from the high cost of the project, linking polluted and non-polluted rivers and human displacement are major issues,” says Amit Chaturvedi, who is working on a framework along with Abhishek Srivastava, both PGPX students at IIM-A.

Read more: River interlinking viable, say IIM-A students inspired by Kalam – The Times of India


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