The Central government through parliament act has declared the 1079 km length Canal a national inland waterway-4 and to invest around Rs 2000 crore to revive and make it navigable.
“India has rich natural and water wealth, especially in eastern half of the land but vastly un-organised. Proper utility of waterway is the need of hour to develop this region and running cargo boats through the developed navigation waterways would benefit thousands of people here as well as in England. Kindly consider my proposal of linking the rivers Mahanadhi in Central province and River Cauvery Â in Southern part by constructing a canal minimum with a draft of 3 metres. Initially the Government should construct a canal diverting excess water flowing from river Krishna and Godavari and utilize the same as water route to Madras along the coast line”.