The The Ken-Betwa link project envisages diversion of surplus waters of Ken basin to water deficit Betwa basin.
. This link canal will provide irrigation to water short areas of upper Betwa basin of Madhya Pradesh by way of substitution and also to enroute areas of Madhya Pradesh & Uttar Pradesh.
Apart from drinking water facility & enroute irrigation of 47000 ha in Chhatarpur & Tikamgarh districts of Madhya Pradesh and Hamirpur & Jhansi districts of Uttar Pradesh, provision for downstream commitments of 1375 Mm3 for M.P. and 850 Mm3 of water for U.P. has also been kept.
A dam is proposed on river Ken at Daudhan 2.5 km upstream of existing Gangau weir.
Ken-Betwa river interlinking project will be the first river project that will be located within a tiger reserve.
It will submerge about 10% of the Panna Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh which has been feted as a model tiger-conservation reserve