Proposals for inter-state linking of rivers under the Inter Linking of  Rivers Programme

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF JAL SHAKTI,
DEPARTMENT OF WATER RESOURCES, RIVER DEVELOPMENT &
GANGA REJUVENATION

LOK SABHA 

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 1471
ANSWERED ON 15.12.2022

INTER-LINKING OF RIVERS

1471 SHRI GOPAL CHINNAYA SHETTY

Will the Minister of JAL SHAKTI be pleased to state:-

(a) the date on which the project of linking the major rivers was started to solve the issues of flood and drought in the country and to ensure availability of sufficient amount of water to the villages and cities;
INTER-LINKING OF RIVERS
(b) the funds spent on the said project since its inception, river-wise; and

(c) the details of achievements in this regard, river and State-wise?

ANSWER
THE MINISTER OF STATE FOR JAL SHAKTI 

SHRI BISHWESWAR TUDU

(a) to (c) National Perspective Plan (NPP) for Water Resources Development was formulated by the Government of India in 1980 for providing storage and transfer of surplus waters from water surplus basins to water deficit basins so as to mitigate the ravages of floods and also to minimize the miseries brought by droughts. 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. 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.

Ken-Betwa Link project (KBLP) is the first ILR project, for which implementation has been initiated. In December, 2021, Government of India approved for implementation of KBLP at an estimated cost of Rs. 44,605 crore (at year 2020-21 price level), including central support of Rs. 39,317 crore. During the financial year 2021-22, an expenditure of Rs. 4,639.46 crore was made towards implementation of KBLP. For financial year 2022-23, budget allocation of Rs. 1,400 crore has been made for the purpose, while the expenditure made so far during the current financial year is Rs. 394.77 crore.
 
ANNEXURE

ANNEXURE REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO PART (a) to (c) OF UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 1471 TO BE ANSWERED IN LOK SABHA ON 15.12.2022 REGARDING “INTER- LINKING OF RIVERS”.

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.

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(Nagarjunasaga r)-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 Completed. KBLP has been approved.

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,Achankov il 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.

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

comp leted

7.

Rajasthan-Sabarmati link

Sabarmati

--do--

FR completed

8.

Chunar-Sone Barrage link

Ganga and Sone

Bihar and Uttar Pradesh

Draft FR

comp leted

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 Ichhamat i

West Bengal

FR completed

14.

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

Manas,Tista and Ganga

Assam, Bihar and West Bengal

Dropped

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