TNPSC Current Affairs November 2016, 131. Ken-Betwa River interlinking Project
The Environment clearance for Rs 9,000 Ken-Betwa river interlinking project may delay till January 2017 to get clearance from ministry of Environment.
About Ken-Betwa Project:
The main objective of Ken-Betwa river interlinking project will help to irrigate Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh.
The project will have 230 km canal , barrages and dams which will connect the Ken and Betwa to irrigate 3.5 lakh hectares of land in M.P and 14000 hectares of land in Uttar Pradesh.
The project would result in submerge of 5,803 hectare of Panna Tiger Reserve. It also displace 6,388 people and will submerge 10 villages but 17 lakhs people will get benefit with improved drinking water and irrigation.
About River Ken:
the Ken River which ORiginates on the north-west Slopes of Kaimur Range in Jabalpur district, Madhya Pradesh. It runs for 247 km and merge with River Yamuna in UttarPradesh.
About River Betwa:
River Betwa Originates from Vindhya Range in Madhya Pradesh and run North-Ease through Madhya Pradesh to Uttar Pradesh and merge with River Yamuna.
2. Narendra Batra becomes first Indian to head International Hockey federation(FIH)
Narendra Batra becomes first Indian also first Asian to Head the International Hockey Federation. He is the 12th president of International Hockey Federation.
He has been elected in a secret ballot at the International Hockey Federation conference held in Dubai.
In the Secret ballot he got 68 votes out of 118 representatives and for Ken Read from Australia got 30 votes and David Balbirnie got 29 votes.