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Drinking water needs of the entire country will be ensured. Additional Irrigation for 160 m acres to enable food production of 500 m tonnes, the projected requirement up to 2050 when population is expected to stabilize at 1.6 billion. Navigation will save precious foreign exchange & greatly reduce  pollution. The annual liability for drought-relief & flood damages to several States amounting to thousands of crores of rupees can be avoided.

Environment enhancement is assured the moment more surface water is made available. Forestry will be expanded. Revenue from the multiple benefits not only makes the project viable but also boosts the GDP considerably, accelerating India’s progress towards becoming a Super Power.  A substantial portion of the project expenditure will be on labour costs. Hence, IRG will create huge employment potential of billions of man-days.