Archive for September 18th, 2005

September 18, 2005

River lynx

Read somewhere: The river interlinking project in India is projected to cost Rs.5,60,000 crores. Yes, Rs. 5 lakh-60 thousand crores!

I will simply restate the Rajiv Gandhi Principle — the former Congress prime minister admitted that only 15 paise of every rupee aimed at development actually reaches the intended target.

So why do many people like me like this interlinking project? I am not sure if India has been less corrupt in the past 20 years. Guess the above two are enough for me to make my mind against this project – forget the tougher, but essential questions.

So why is this project, the way to go for India?