Thane: CPI (M) has opposed the proposed Damanganga-Pinjal River Link Project which will connect Gujarat with Maharashtra.
Dismissing the project as an "eye wash", the Gujarat unit party secretary Ashok Mehta said "such projects serve interest of politicians".
He was addressing a tribals' rally at Talasari on Wednesday.
Mehta said Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi cares only for the elite and upper class.
The proposal of Damanganga-Pinjal link envisages transfer of balance available water at the proposed Bhugad reservoir across Damanganga river and at the proposed Khargi hill reservoir across Vagh river in Damanganga basin for augmentation of water supply to Greater Mumbai.
Senior CPI (M) leader Sitaram Yechury also addressed the gathering.
The detailed project report (DPR) of Damanganga-Pinjal Link, is likely to be ready by year-end. The Geological Survey of India (GSI) (Central), one of the agencies involved in the project, has begun geological studies for constructing dams and tunnels to connect the two rivers.
GSI has already completed the surface mapping for the two dams and tunnels involved.


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