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Government of India
Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation
03 JAN 2019 3:12PM by PIB Delhi
Utilisation of Irrigation Potential of National Projects

Out of 16 National Projects, five projects namely Polavaram Irrigation Project (Andhra Pradesh), Saryu Nahar Pariyojana (Uttar Pradesh), Gosikhurd Irrigation Project (Maharashtra), Teesta Barrage Project (West Bengal) & Shahpurkandi Dam Project (Punjab) have been taken up for execution after the concerned State Governments obtained the necessary approvals as per the guidelines of the scheme.  Details of potential created and utilized in the five national projects under implementation as per the information received from CWC/State Government are as under:

Project

Ultimate Potential

(Th. Ha.)

Potential Created

(Th. Ha.)

Utilization

(Th. Ha.)

SaryuNahar

1404

1096

615.84*

Gosikhurd

250.8

74.45

47.56

Polavaram

291

121

118

Shahpurkandi

37.17

-

-

Teesta

527

197

104

* cropped area as per the study conducted by BISAG.

 

Saryu Nahar Pariyojna and Gosikhurd Irrigation Project with target Culturable Command Area (CCA) of 4.80 LHa and 1.76 LHa respectively have been included under CADWM programme under PMKSY-AIBP.  Works of Teesta Barrage project are at standstill due to issues related to Land Acquisition (LA) and the State has not sent any proposal for CAD works.  As informed by the State Government, tenders have been called for Detailed Project Report (DPR) of CAD works for Polavaram project.  Further, the Government of Jammu & Kashmir has been requested to plan and implement requisite infrastructure and CAD works in paripassu manner separately in additional command proposed to be irrigated with the water from Shahpurkandi Dam Project.

This information was given by Union Minister of State for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.

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