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Government of India
Ministry of Jal Shakti
24 MAR 2022 5:20PM by PIB Delhi
Inter-Linking of Rivers

Under the National Perspective Plan (NPP), the National Water Development Agency (NWDA) has identified 30 links (16 under Peninsular Component & 14 under Himalayan Component) for preparation of Feasibility Reports (FRs). Detailed Project Reports (DPRs) of eight links have been completed. Details and current status of the proposals for inter-State linking of rivers under the Inter Linking of Rivers (ILR) Programme is furnished at Annexure.

There is a structured mechanism of Government of India for preparing work plan, fixing the targets, consultation with all stakeholders, review of the progress etc. for ILR programme. Government of India has accorded priority to the ILR programme. Detailed Project Reports (DPRs) of link projects, after completion, are sent to the concerned States and efforts made for building consensus amongst them for water sharing etc. A “Special Committee on Interlinking of Rivers” has been constituted in September, 2014 for the implementation of ILR programme. Nineteen meetings of the Special Committee have been held so far. Further, a Task Force for Interlinking of Rivers has been constituted by MoWR, RD & GR (now Ministry of Jal Shakti) in April, 2015 for expediting the works under ILR programme and fifteen meetings of the Task Force have been held so far.

Ken-Betwa Link project is the first ILR project under NPP, that is under implementation after a tripartite agreement was signed among the States of Uttar Pradesh (UP) and Madhya Pradesh (MP) and the Central Government for implementation of Ken-Betwa Link Project (KBLP) on 22.03.2021. Subsequently, Government of India approved implementation of KBLP at an estimated cost of Rs. 44,605 crore (at year 2020-21 price level), including a central support of Rs. 39,317 crore [90 (Centre):10(State)]. The project inter alia envisages providing annual irrigation to an area of 10.62 lakh ha (8.11 lakh ha in MP and 2.51 lakh ha in UP). It will provide 194 Million Cubic Metre (MCM) of water for enroute drinking water supply to a population of 62 lakh (41 lakh in MP and 21 lakh in UP) and will have installed power generation capacity of 103 megawatt (MW).

Estimated cost for all ILR projects, i.e., 30 identified links, is Rs. 8.44 lakh crore. However, the issue related to actual expenditure arises at the time of implementation of the link projects.

This Information was given by the Minister of State for Jal Shakti, Shri Bishweswar Tudu in a written  reply in Lok Sabha today.

AnnexurE

Details and status of the proposals for inter-state linking of rivers under the Inter Linking of Rivers Programme

 

S.

No

Name

Rivers

States concerned

Status

Peninsular Component

     

1(a)

Mahanadi (Manibhadra)–

Godavari (Dowlaiswaram) link

Mahanadiand Godavari

Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Telangana,

Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Karnataka and Maharashtra

FR Completed.

1(b)

Mahanadi (Bermul)–

Godavari (Dowlaiswaram) link

Mahanadi and Godavari

do

FR Completed.

Preparation of DPR under progress.

2

Godavari(Inchampall)-Krishna(Pulichintala)

link

Godavariand Krishna

Odisha, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra

and Karnataka

FR Completed.

3

Godavari(Inchampalli)-Krishna (Nagarjunasagar) link

Godavariand Krishna

--do--

FR Completed.

DPR

Completed.

4

Godavari(Polavaram)

- Krishna(Vijayawada) link

Godavari and Krishna

--do--

FR Completed.

5

Krishna(Almatti)

–Pennar link

Krishna and Pennar

Telangana, Andhra Pradesh,Maharashtra and Karnataka

FR Completed.

6

Krishna (Srisailam)–Pennar link

Krishna and Pennar

--do--

FR Completed.

7

Krishna(Nagarjunasagar)-Pennar (Somasila) link

Krishna and Pennar

--do--

FR Completed.

DPR Completed.

8

Pennar (Somasila)–Cauvery(Grand Anicut) link

Pennar and Cauvery

Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry

FR Completed.

DPR Completed.

9

Cauvery (Kattalai)–Vaigai–Gundar link

Cauvery, Vaigai and

Gundar

Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry

DPR Completed.

10

Ken–Betwa link

Ken and Betwa

Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh

DPR (Phase – I, II & Comprehensive report) Completed. Under Implementation.

         

11

(i)

Parbati – Kalisindh –Chambal link

Parbati, Kalisindhand Chambal

Madhya Pradesh,Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan requested to be Consulted during consensus building)

FR Completed.

(ii)

Parbati-Kuno-Sindh link

Parbati, Kuno and Sindh

Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan

PFR completed.$

12

Par-Tapi-Narmada link

Par, Tapi and Narmada

Maharashtra and Gujarat

DPR Completed.

13

Damanganga – Pinjal link

Damanganga and Pinjal

--do--

DPR Completed.

14

Bedti-Varada link

Bedti and Varada

Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka

PFR Completed.

Draft DPR completed

15

Netravati – Hemavati link

Netravati

and Hemavati

Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala

PFR Completed.

16

Pamba - Achankovil –Vaippar link

Pamba,Achankovil and Vaippar

Kerala and Tamil Nadu

FR Completed.

 

$ Integration of Eastern Rajasthan Canal Project of Rajasthan and Parbati – Kalisindh – Chambal link.

Himalayan Component

 

1.

Manas-Sankosh-Tista-Ganga(M-S-T-G)link

Manas, Sankosh,

Tista and Ganga

BHUTAN&INDIA

(Assam,West Bengal and Bihar)

FR completed.

DPR in progress.

2.

Kosi-Ghaghra link

Kosi and Ghaghra

NEPAL&INDIA

(Bihar and Uttar Pradesh)

PFR completed

3.

Gandak-Ganga link

Gandak and Ganga

--do--

FR completed (Indian portion)

4.

Ghaghra-Yamuna link

Ghaghra and Yamuna

--do--

FR completed (Indian portion)

5.

Sarda-Yamuna link

Sarda and Yamuna

NEPAL&INDIA

(Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Haryana

And Rajasthan)

FR completed (Indian portion)

6.

Yamuna-Rajasthan link

Yamuna and Sukri

Gujarat, Rajasthan, Haryana and UttarPradesh

FR completed

7.

Rajasthan-Sabarmati link

Sabarmati

--do--

FR completed

8.

Chunar-Sone Barrage link

Ganga and Sone

Bihar and Uttar Pradesh

FR completed

9.

Sone Dam – Southern Tributaries of Ganga link

Sone and Badua

Bihar and Jharkhand

PFR completed

10.

Ganga (Farakka)-Damodar-

Subernarekha link

Ganga, Damodar and Subernarekha

West Bengal,Odisha and Jharkhand

FR completed

DPR in progress

11.

Subernarekha-Mahanadi link

Subernarekha and Mahanadi

West Bengal and Odisha

FR completed

12.

Kosi-Mechi Link

Kosi and Mechi

NEPAL & INDIA

(Bihar and West Bengal)

PFR completed

13.

Ganga (Farakka)-Sunderbans link

Ganga and Ichhamati

West Bengal

FR completed

14.

Jogighopa-Tista-Farakka link (Alternative to M-S-T-G)

Manas,Tista and       Ganga

Assam, Bihar and West Bengal

PFR completed

 

  • PFR- Pre Feasibility Report
  • FR- Feasibility Report
  • DPR- Detailed Project Report

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