Why India’s $168 billion river-linking project is a disaster-in-waiting (GS paper 3)

India’s incredibly ambitious – and some say, incredibly reckless – Rs 11 lakh crore project to interlink its rivers is finally underway. On September 16, the Godavari and Krishna rivers – the second and the fourth longest rivers in the country – were linked through a canal in Andhra Pradesh. The project was completed at a cost