interlinking of rivers (ILR) project high on its agenda, the Narendra Modi
government is working on a new water-sharing arrangement to "revive the
ailing Yamuna and benefit Upper Yamuna river basin states" — Himachal
Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh. Water
Resources Minister Uma Bharti, who said today that the first three ILR links
(Ken-Betwa, Daman Ganga-Pinjal and Par-Tapi-Narmada links) would start showing
results on ground in “seven years if all goes well”, also talked of the plan to
create a link between the Yamuna and Sharda rivers.