Interlinking of rivers is essential from North to South India, Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit has said. "The book on Cauvery has been the result of painstaking effort. The book is wonderful, informative and covers all issues," he said, speaking at the launch of a book ‘River Cauvery - The Most Battl(r)ed’ authored by Ka Vi Kannan.
Purohit said if the Cauvery and Ganga rivers are linked, the entire country will be united culturally and economically.
“A dozen of political parties on one side, a dozen on the other side, but when Cauvery is concerned, whole Tamil Nadu is united," he added.
“If we can build storage reservoirs on these rivers and connect them to other parts of the country, regional imbalances could be reduced significantly and benefits gained by way of additional irrigation, hydropower generation, navigational facilities,” he said.
The Governor said river Cauvery also known as Ponni or the golden river is the largest river of Tamil Nadu.