Status: The government formed the Jal Shakti Ministry by merging the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation and the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation to look after water management holistically. On the programme of interlinking the rivers, the government has identified 30 links, out of which work has begun only on one — Ken-Betwa link — in the past five years. The project is being implemented through an SPV Ken-Betwa Link Project Authority. i ii