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    Hyderabad, July 10 (Namaste Telangana): The National Water Development Agency (NWDA) held another meeting today to discuss the interlinking of Godavari and Cauvery rivers. In addition to Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, and Telangana states, the meeting was attended by representatives from other beneficiary states. The 71st Steering Committee meeting focused on the progress of the Godavari-Cauvery river interlinking project.

    During the previous meetings, concerns were raised about the internal differences and unresolved issues regarding the Godavari-Cauvery river interlinking agreement. Today’s meeting aimed to gather opinions on how to address these concerns and ensure the smooth implementation of the project. The agenda for the meeting has already been shared with all the participating states.

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    The Godavari-Cauvery river interlinking project aims to divert surplus water from the Godavari river basin to the water-deficient Cauvery basin. This ambitious project is expected to provide irrigation water to drought-prone areas and improve overall water availability in the region. The project has been under discussion for several years and has faced numerous challenges, including environmental concerns and disputes over water sharing between states.

    The NWDA, as the implementing agency, has been working closely with the concerned states to resolve these issues and move the project forward. The agency has conducted extensive studies and surveys to determine the feasibility of the interlinking project. The progress made so far was discussed during today’s meeting, along with plans for future phases.

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    The interlinking of rivers has been a topic of great importance for India, as it aims to address regional water imbalances and ensure sustainable water management. The Godavari-Cauvery river interlinking project is one of the key initiatives in this regard. It is expected to bring significant economic and social benefits to the states involved, including increased agricultural productivity, improved water supply for domestic and industrial use, and enhanced inland navigation.

    The discussions during today’s meeting were constructive, with all participating states expressing their commitment to the project. The NWDA assured the states of its continued support and emphasized the importance of cooperation and coordination among all stakeholders. The next steps, including the allocation of funds and timelines for the project, will be decided based on the recommendations made during the meeting.

    As India continues to face water scarcity challenges, initiatives like the interlinking of rivers play a crucial role in securing water resources for future generations. The Godavari-Cauvery river interlinking project holds immense potential to transform the water landscape of the region and bring prosperity to millions of people. With the collective efforts of all stakeholders, it is hoped that this ambitious project will soon become a reality, ensuring sustainable water management and development in the country.

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