Indian Government is planning to link all the major rivers by 2016. After an initial estimate of 30 years for this project, the Government scaled the project timescale to 14 years. Given the scale of the project, it remains to see if the government will achive this by the time frame given.
I would imagine that such a project will help our agriculture, tackle untimely draught and flood, and also open up transport routes, in addition to the employment it will generate. Way to go.