General Studies IGEOGRAPHY

Inter-Linking of River Projects

Ministry of Jal Shakti

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 and 14 under Himalayan Component) for preparation of Feasibility Reports (FRs). The details of above river linking projects viz. Rivers, States concerned is given below.

Names of Inter Basin Water Transfer Links, the States involved, name of rivers and status of Feasibility Reports/Detailed Project Report

S. NoNameRiversStates concernedPresent Status
Peninsular  Component   
1Mahanadi (Manibhadra) -Godavari (Dowlaiswaram) linkMahanadi  & GodavariOdisha, Maharashtra,  AP, MP, Telangana, Jharkhand, Karnataka, ChhattisgarhFR Completed
2Godavari (Inchampalli) – Krishna (Pulichintala) linkGodavari  &   KrishnaOdisha, Maharashtra,  AP, MP, Telangana, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh& MaharashtraFR Completed
3Godavari (Inchampalli) – Krishna (Nagarjunasagar) linkGodavari & KrishnaOdisha, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka &ChhattisgarhFR & Draft DPR Completed
4Godavari (Polavaram) – Krishna (Vijayawada) linkGodavari & Krishna-do-FR Completed
5Krishna (Almatti) – Pennar linkKrishna  &PennarMaharashtra,  Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka &TelanganaFR Completed
6Krishna (Srisailam) – Pennar linkKrishna  &Pennar-do-FR Completed
7Krishna (Nagarjunasagar) – Pennar (Somasila ) linkKrishna  &Pennar-do-FR & Draft DPR Completed
8Pennar (Somasila) – Cauvery (Grand Anicut) linkPennar& CauveryAndhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala & PuducherryFR & Draft DPR Completed
9 Cauvery (Kattalai) – Vaigai -Gundar linkCauvery,Vaigai &GundarKarnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala & PuducherryDPR Completed
10Ken-Betwa linkKen & BetwaUttar Pradesh  & Madhya PradeshFR & DPR (Ph-I,II & Comprehensive) Completed
11 (i)Parbati -Kalisindh-  Chambal linkParbati, Kalisindh& ChambalMadhya Pradesh, Rajasthan & Uttar Pradesh (UP  requested to be consulted during consensus building)FR Completed
(ii)Parbati-Kuno-Sindh linkParbati, Kuno and SindhMP and RajasthanPFR completed $
12Par-Tapi-Narmada linkPar, Tapi& Narmada Maharashtra & GujaratDPR Completed
13Damanganga – Pinjal linkDamanganga&PinjalMaharashtra & GujaratDPR Completed
14Bedti – Varda linkBedti&VardaMaharashtra,  Andhra Pradesh & KarnatakaPFR Completed
15Netravati – Hemavati linkNetravati& HemavatiKarnataka, Tamil Nadu &  KeralaPFR Completed
16Pamba – Achankovil – Vaippar linkPamba, Achankovil& VaipparKerala & Tamil Nadu,FR Completed
      Himalayan Component
1.Manas-Sankosh-Tista-Ganga (M-S-T-G) linkManas, Sankosh, Tista and GangaAssam, West Bengal,  Bihar& BhutanFR completed
2.Kosi-Ghaghra linkKosi&GhaghraBihar , Uttar Pradesh & NepalPFR completed
3.Gandak-Ganga linkGandak& Ganga-do-FR  completed (Indian portion)
4.Ghaghra-Yamuna linkGhaghra& Yamuna-do-FR completed (Indian portion)
5.Sarda-Yamuna linkSarda & YamunaBihar, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand & NepalFR completed (Indian portion)
6.Yamuna-Rajasthan linkYamuna &SukriUttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Haryana & RajasthanDraft FR  completed
7.Rajasthan-Sabarmati linkSabarmati-do-FR  completed
8.Chunar-Sone Barrage linkGanga & SoneBihar & Uttar3 PradeshDraft FR  completed
9.Sone Dam – Southern Tributaries of Ganga linkSone &BaduaBihar & JharkhandPFR completed
10.Ganga(Farakka)-Damodar-Subernarekha linkGanga, Damodar&SubernarekhaWest Bengal, Odisha & JharkhandDraft FR completed
11.Subernarekha-Mahanadi linkSubernarekha& MahanadiWest Bengal  & OdishaFR completed
12.Kosi-Mechi linkKosi&MechiBihar , West Bengal & NepalPFR completed
13.Ganga (Farakka)-Sunderbans linkGanga &IchhamatiWest BengalFR  completed
14.Jogighopa-Tista-Farakka link (Alternative to M-S-T-G)Manas, Tista& Ganga-do-Dropped

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

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

Source: PIB

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