New Delhi : The National Perspective Plan (NPP) was prepared by the then Ministry of Irrigation (now Ministry of Jal Shakti) in August 1980 for water resources development through inter basin transfer of water, for transferring water from water surplus basins to water-deficit basins. Under the NPP, the National Water Development Agency (NWDA) has identified 30 links (16 under Peninsular Component & 14 under Himalayan Component) for preparation of Feasibility Reports.
Issues related to funds allocation and utilization for Ken- Betwa Link project (KBLP) will come at the stage of implementation of the project. A tripartite Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) for the implementation of the project jointly has been signed by the Hon’ble Union Minister for Jal Shakti and Hon’ble Chief Ministers of Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh on 22.03.2021 in the august presence of Hon’ble Prime Minister of India.
Details and status of the proposals for inter-state linking of rivers under the Inter Linking of Rivers Programme is furnished at Annexure-I.
Feasibility Report of Mahanadi (Barmul) –Godavari (Dowlaiswaram) Link project [an alternate to Mahanadi (Manibhadra) – Godavari (Dowlaiswaram)] was completed and circulated to the concerned States in October, 2020. Interlinking of Rivers projects depend entirely on according of consent by party States.
The river link schemes under ILR Programme have been formulated by considering all relevant engineering parameters like hydrological, meteorological, hydraulic, topographical, geological, geotechnical parameters and other factors like Socio – economic factors, Submergence issues, Environmental Impact Assessment factors and Rehabilitation and Resettlement issues etc.
This Information was given by the Minister of State for Jal Shakti, Shri Bishweswar Tudu in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today.
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||Present Status|
|1||Mahanadi (Manibhadra) -Godavari (Dowlaiswaram) link||Mahanadi & Godavari||Odisha, Maharashtra, AP, MP, Telangana, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh||FR Completed*|
|2||Godavari (Inchampalli) – Krishna (Pulichintala) link||Godavari & Krishna||Odisha, Maharashtra, AP, MP, Telangana, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh||FR Completed|
|3||Godavari (Inchampalli) – Krishna (Nagarjunasagar) link||Godavari & Krishna||-do-||FR Completed #
|4||Godavari (Polavaram) – Krishna (Vijayawada) link||Godavari & Krishna||-do-||FR Completed|
|5||Krishna (Almatti) – Pennar link||Krishna &Pennar||Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka &Telangana||FR Completed|
|6||Krishna (Srisailam) – Pennar link||Krishna &Pennar||-do-||FR Completed|
|7||Krishna (Nagarjunasagar) – Pennar (Somasila ) link||Krishna &Pennar||-do-||FR Completed #
|8||Pennar (Somasila) – Cauvery (Grand Anicut) link||Pennar& Cauvery||Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala &Puducherry||FR Completed #
|9||Cauvery (Kattalai) – Vaigai -Gundar link||Cauvery,Vaigai&Gundar||Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala &Puducherry||DPR Completed|
|10||Ken-Betwa link||Ken &Betwa||Uttar Pradesh & Madhya Pradesh||DPR (Phase-I,II & Comprehensive report) Completed|
|11 (i)||Parbati -Kalisindh- Chambal link||Parbati, Kalisindh& Chambal||Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan & Uttar Pradesh (UP requested to be consulted during consensus building)||FR Completed|
|(ii)||Parbati-Kuno-Sindh link||Parbati, Kuno and Sindh||MP and Rajasthan||PFR completed $|
|12||Par-Tapi-Narmada link||Par, Tapi &
|Maharashtra & Gujarat||DPR Completed|
|13||Damanganga – Pinjal link||Damanganga &
|Maharashtra & Gujarat||DPR Completed|
|14||Bedti – Varda link||Bedti &Varda||Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh & Karnataka||PFR Completed|
|15||Netravati – Hemavati link||Netravati &
|Karnataka, Tamil Nadu & Kerala||PFR Completed|
|16||Pamba – Achankovil – Vaippar link||Pamba, Achankovil& Vaippar||Kerala & Tamil Nadu,||FR Completed|
|* FR of alternate Mahanadi (Barmul) – Rushikulya – Godavari (Dowlaiswaram) link project completed
# Pending consensus on Manibhadra and Inchampalli dams, alternate study to divert unutilised waters of Godavari river carried out and DPR of Godavari (Inchampalli) – Pennar (Somasila)- Cauvery (Grand An-icut) link project completed.
$ Integration of Eastern Rajasthan Canal Project of Rajasthan and Parbati- Kalisindh-Chambal link.
|1.||Manas-Sankosh-Tista-Ganga (M-S-T-G) link||Manas, Sankosh, Tista and Ganga||Assam, West Bengal, Bihar& Bhutan||FR completed|
|2.||Kosi-Ghaghra link||Kosi & Ghaghra||Bihar , Uttar Pradesh & Nepal||PFR completed|
|3.||Gandak-Ganga link||Gandak& Ganga||-do-||FR completed
|4.||Ghaghra-Yamuna link||Ghaghra & Yamuna||-do-||FR completed (Indian portion)|
|5.||Sarda-Yamuna link||Sarda& Yamuna||Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand& Nepal||FR completed (Indian portion)|
|6.||Yamuna-Rajasthan link||Yamuna &Sukri||Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Haryana & Rajasthan||Draft FR completed|
|7.||Rajasthan-Sabarmati link||Sabarmati||-do-||FR completed|
|8.||Chunar-Sone Barrage link||Ganga &Sone||Bihar & Uttar Pradesh||Draft FR completed|
|9.||Sone Dam – Southern Tributaries of Ganga link||Sone&Badua||Bihar & Jharkhand||PFR completed|
|10.||Ganga(Farakka)-Damodar-Subernarekha link||Ganga, Damodar & Subernarekha||West Bengal, Odisha & Jharkhand||FR completed|
|11.||Subernarekha-Mahanadi link||Subernarekha& Mahanadi||West Bengal & Odisha||FR completed|
|12.||Kosi-Mechi link||Kosi&Mechi||Bihar , West Bengal & Nepal||PFR completed|
|13.||Ganga (Farakka)-Sunderbans link||Ganga &Ichhamati||West Bengal||FR completed|
(Alternative to M-S-T-G)
|Manas, Tista& Ganga||-do-||Dropped|
- PFR- Pre Feasibility Report
- FR- Feasibility Report
- DPR- Detailed Project Report