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Government of India
Ministry of Water Resources
17-December-2015 15:24 IST
Survey on Inter-Linking of Rivers

The Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation has formulated a National Perspective Plan (NPP) for Water Resources Development envisaging inter-basin transfer of water from surplus basins to deficit basins/ areas. Based on surveys, investigations and detailed studies, National Water Development Agency (NWDA) has prepared pre-feasibility reports which facilitated identification of 30 links under the NPP.

In addition, out of 46 proposals of intra-state links received by NWDA from 9 States, the DPRs of two intra-state links i.e. Burhi Gandak- Noon-Baya-Ganga Link Project and Kosi-Mechi Link Project have been completed and sent to Government of Bihar in December, 2013 and March, 2014 respectively. The DPRs for Ponnair-Palar Link of Tamil Nadu, Wainganga-Nalganga Link of Maharashtra and Barakar-Damodar-Subernarekha Link of Jharkhand and Vamsadhara-Rushikulya of Odisha including the survey and investigations have also been taken up for preparation.

The amount spent for the different works including surveys and investigation of various link projects by NWDA during the last three years i.e. during 2012-2013, 2013-14 and 2014-15 are Rs 43.40 crore, Rs 50.30 crores and Rs 62.00 crores respectively.

This information was given by Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Sushri Uma Bharti in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.