MP and UP signed MoU with Jal Shakti Ministry

Published on March 25, 2021
Current Context: The governments of Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh signed MoU with Union Jal Shakti Ministry.
MP and UP signed MoU with Jal Shakti Ministry
  • The MoU was signed to implement the Ken-Betwa river interlinking project.
  • The Ken-Betwa river interlinking project will carry water from surplus regions to drought prone and water-scarce regions through interlinking of rivers.
  • The water will be transferred from Ken river in Panna district in Madhya Pradesh to Betwa river in Uttar Pradesh by constructing the Dhaudan Dam and a 221 km-long canal.
  • The project will prove beneficial to districts of Jhansi, Mahoba, Lalitpur and Hamirpur of Uttar Pradesh.
  • Static Part: 
    • National Parks of MP: Bandhavgarh NP, Kanha Tiger Reserve, Mandla Plant Fossils NP, Pench NP, Van Vihar NP, Satpura NP
    • Wild Life Sanctuaries in UP: Bakhira Bird Sanctuary, Katarniaghat WLS, Lakh Bahosi Sanctuary, Okhla Bird Sanctuary, Samaspur Sanctuary, Ranipur WLS


Q.1 Which of the following state governments signed MoU with the Jal Shakti Ministry to implement the Ken-Betwa river interlinking project?
a. Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh
b. Madhya Pradesh ad Uttar Pradesh
c. Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu
d. Maharashtra and Karnataka

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