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Chambal Valley Development Project: Unequal Distribution of Gains

There has been an unequal distribution of the net gains between Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan from the Chambal Valley Development Project. Among other things, the restrictions on harvesting of surface water in the catchment area of the Gandhi Sagar dam have resulted in huge ecological and social costs to the people of Malwa region in the state. The share of Rajasthan in the net available water from the project is far greater than the water utilised by MP. Since the latter is unable to utilise more water in its area, it should be allowed to utilise its share in the catchment area of Gandhi Sagar.


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