Funds Allocation of Ken-Betwa River Linking Project

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
Peninsular Component      
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 #

DPR 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 #

DPR Completed

8 Pennar (Somasila) – Cauvery (Grand Anicut) link Pennar& Cauvery Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala &Puducherry FR Completed #

DPR 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.

Himalayan Component
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

(Indian portion)

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
14. Jogighopa-Tista-Farakka link

(Alternative to M-S-T-G)

Manas, Tista&     Ganga -do- Dropped
  • PFR- Pre Feasibility Report
  • FR- Feasibility Report
  • DPR- Detailed Project Report


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