Great Nicobar development plan and its environmental concerns- NITI Aayog
Environment Appraisal Committee (EAC) on the plan
The Environment Appraisal Committee (EAC) - of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has flagged serious concerns about NITI Aayog’s ambitious project for Great Nicobar Island
The committee has, however, removed the first hurdle faced by the project.
The EAC was responding to the 126-page ‘pre-feasibility’ report, &
Ken-Betwa project- environmental hazards
Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and the Centre signed a tripartite agreement to transfer “surplus” water from the Ken basin in M.P. to the “deficit” Betwa basin in U.P.
About Ken-Betwa project
First mooted in the 1980s, the Ken-Betwa project was taken up seriously only during former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s regime.
The Ken-Betwa project is part of the national river linking proj