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Ken Betwa: MP objects to UP’s demand for Kharif water

BHOPAL: An MoU is ready, but the Ken-Betwa river linkage project has again hit a wall with Madhya Pradesh government objecting to UP’s demand for 900 MCM water during Kharif season.

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan met Union minister Nitin Gadkari and appraised him of the issues and Gadkari was reportedly convinced, said sources. “Our objections are valid. Why should UP ask for 150 MCM extra water in rainy season? The Union minister agreed to the objections and said that every CM should take state affairs on priority,” said an officer privy to the discussions at the meeting.

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