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India’s grand plan to create world’s longest river set to go

 
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no problem, canals are just giant swales


https://www.newscientist.com/article/2114431-indias-grand-plan-to-create-worlds-longest-river-set-to-go/

India’s grand plan to create world’s longest river set to go

Engineering projects don’t come any bigger than this. If India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi, gets his way, work could soon begin on a project to link large rivers in the Himalayas and Deccan Peninsula via 30 mega-canals and 3000 dams.

When the work is finished the water network will be twice the length of the Nile, the world longest river, and it will be able to divert water from flood-prone areas to those vulnerable to drought.

But geologists and ecologists in India question the science behind the Inter Linking of Rivers (ILR) scheme. If it goes ahead it might lead to ecological disasters and coastal erosion that would threaten livelihoods and endanger wildlife.

And yet New Scientist has learned from the officials close to the project that work on the pilot link is likely to “start any time soon”, with final clearance from the ministry of environment and forests expected imminently.

 
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What could possibly go wrong? We humans are so smart.
 
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Interesting.
Here is the link to the project design.

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