Furious unstopped floods in Assam, Bihar, Arunachal and Uttarakhand now force our government to decide about the plan of joining all the rivers of India from north to south at the earliest. If all the rivers from north to south are linked, it will create job opportunities for lakhs of India’s youth in the future. Besides, there will be minimum calamities like flood, drought, famine etc. This will be the biggest benefit of joining the rivers. This will also boost the water transport, easier irrigation and fishery round the year. In addition, the stock of excess water will be available for sending to the areas with water scarcity from any part of the nation to any other part, if the rivers are joined.
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