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Regional Inter Linking of Rivers
17-December, 2012

The Ministry of Water Resources (MoWR) (erstwhile Ministry of Irrigation) formulated a National Perspective Plan (NPP) for Water Resources Development in 1980 envisaging inter-basin transfer of water from surplus basins to deficit basins/areas which comprises of two components, namely, Himalayan Rivers Development Component and Peninsular Rivers Development Component. National Water Development Agency (NWDA) was set up under the MoWR in 1982 for carrying out various technical studies to establish the feasibility of the proposals of NPP and to give concrete shape to it. NWDA has already identified 14 links under Himalayan Component and 16 links under Peninsular Rivers Component as per Annexure.

NWDA have completed the feasibility report of the Parbati-Kalisindh-Chambal (P-K-C), Par-Tapi-Narmada(P-T-N) and Damanganga-Pinjal (D-P) links.

Parbati – Kalisindh – Chambal, Damanganga – Pinjal, Par – Tapi – Narmada have been identified as priority links for taking up their Detailed Project Reports (DPRs).

DPR works of the links is to be taken up only after receiving the consent of States involved.

After receiving the concurrence of the concerned states, NWDA has taken up the DPRs of Par-Tapi-Narmada & Damanganga-Pinjal. A tripartite MOU for preparation of DPRs of both these links was signed by the Chief Ministers of Gujarat, Maharashtra and the Union Minister for Water Resources on 3.05.2010 in the august presence of Hon’ble Prime Minister. The DPRs of these links are under progress.

Efforts are in progress to arrive at consensus on the Parbati – Kalisindh – Chambal link through deliberations with the concerned States of Madhya Pradesh & Rajasthan for preparation of DPR.


Implementation of Inter Linking of Rivers (ILR) involves various steps such as preparation of FRs of links, negotiation and consensus among concerned States, agreement with neighbouring countries if link involve area lying in other countries, preparation of DPRs of the projects and structures identified for the link, clearance from appraisal agencies which include clearance by Ministry of Environment & Forests (MoEF), clearance by Ministry of Tribal Affairs (MoTA), techno-economic clearance by Technical Advisory Committee of MoWR, investment clearance by Planning Commission and funding of the project.

This information was given by Union Water Resources Minister Shri Harish Rawat in the Rajya Sabha today in reply to a written question.

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ANNEXURE

STATUS OF WATER TRANSFER LINKS IDENTIFIED FOR PREPARATION OF FEASIBILITY REPORTS (FR) BY NWDA

Peninsular Rivers Development Component

1. Mahanadi (Manibhadra) - Godavari (Dowlaiswaram) link - FR completed

2. Godavari (Polavaram) - Krishna (Vijayawada) link * - FR completed (Taken up by the state as per their own proposal)

3. Godavari (Inchampalli) - Krishna ( Pulichintala)link - FR completed

4. Godavari (Inchampalli ) - Krishna (Nagarjunasagar) link - FR completed

5. Krishna (Nagarjunasagar) - Pennar (Somasila ) link - FR completed

6. Krishna (Srisailam) - Pennar link - FR completed

7. Krishna (Almatti) - Pennar link - FR completed

8. Pennar (Somasila) - Cauvery (Grand Anicut) link - FR completed

9. Cauvery (Kattalai) – Vaigai – Gundar link - FR completed

10. Parbati – Kalisindh – Chambal link* - FR completed

11. Damanganga – Pinjal link* - FR com­pleted & DPR started

12. Par – Tapi – Narmada link* - FR completed & DPR started

13. Ken – Betwa link* - DPR (Phase-I) Completed
14. Pamba – Achankovil – Vaippar link - FR completed.

15. Netravati - Hemavati Link -PFR completed

16. Bedti - Varda link - FR work taken up

Himalayan Rivers Development Component

1. Kosi-Mechi link - Entirely lies in Nepal

2. Kosi-Ghaghra link - S&I works taken up

3. Gandak-Ganga link - S&I works completed

4. Ghaghra-Yamuna link - FR completed (for Indian portion)

5. Sarda-Yamuna link - FR completed (for Indian portion)

6. Yamuna-Rajasthan link - S&I works completed

7. Rajasthan-Sabarmati link - S&I works completed

8. Chunar(at Ganga)-Sone Barrage link -S&I works completed

9. Sone Dam - Southern Tributaries of Ganga link - S&I works taken up

10.Manas-Sankosh-Tista-Ganga (M-S-T-G) link - S&I works taken up

11. Jogighopa(at Brahmaputra)-Tista-Ganga at Farakka

(Alternate to M-S-T-G) link - S&I works taken up

12. Ganga (Farakka)-Sunderbans link - S&I works completed

13. Ganga-Damodar-Subernarekha link - S&I works completed

14. Subernarekha-Mahanadi link - S&I works completed

* Priority links

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

S&I - Survey & Investigation in Indian portion

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Present Status of River Linking Projects
December 4, 2012

The Ministry of Water Resources (MoWR) (erstwhile Ministry of Irrigation) formulated a National Perspective Plan (NPP) for Water Resources Development in 1980 envisaging inter-basin transfer of water from surplus basins to deficit basins/areas which comprises two components, namely, Himalayan Rivers Development Component and Peninsular Rivers Development Component. National Water Development Agency (NWDA) was set up under the MoWR in 1982 for carrying out various technical studies to establish the feasibility of the proposals of NPP and to give concrete shape to it. NWDA has already identified 14 links under Himalayan Component and 16 links under Peninsular Rivers Component as per Annexure – I.
Five Peninsular links namely (i) Ken – Betwa, (ii) Parbati – Kalisindh – Chambal, (iii) Damanganga – Pinjal, (iv) Par – Tapi – Narmada & (v) Godavari (Polavaram) - Krishna (Vijayawada) have been identified as priority links for taking up their Detailed Project Reports (DPRs). DPR of one priority link namely Ken-Betwa has been completed and was communicated to the party states. Modifications of the proposals and final Detailed Project Report preparation have been taken up by NWDA in light of observations of the concerned states. It has been decided that the DPR of the Project will be prepared in two phases. DPR of one priority link namely Ken-Betwa (Phase-I) has been completed and NWDA has taken up the survey & investigation works of Phase– II of the link project. The Ken-Betwa link project has been included in the list of National Projects.
Further, after receiving the concurrence of the concerned states, NWDA has taken up the DPRs of two more priority links namely Par-Tapi-Narmada & Damanganga-Pinjal. A tripartite MOU for preparation of DPRs of both these links was signed by the Chief Ministers of Gujarat, Maharashtra and the Union Minister for Water Resources on 3.05.2010 in august presence of Hon’ble Prime Minister. The DPRs of these links are under progress.
Efforts are being made to arrive at consensus on the other priority link viz. Parbati – Kalisindh – Chambal through deliberations with the concerned States of Madhya Pradesh & Rajasthan for preparation of DPR.
Another priority link namely Godavari (Polavaram) –Krishna (Vijayawada) is part of the Polavaram project of the Andhra Pradesh. The Government of Andhra Pradesh has taken up the above project including link component as per their own planning.
The preparation of Pre Feasibility/ Feasibility reports of intra-state links proposed by States were included in the functions of NWDA in November, 2006 in consultation with the State Governments. NWDA has requested all the States / UTs to inform the details of intra – state links for further studies by NWDA. So far, NWDA has received 36 proposals of intra-state links from 7 States viz. Maharashtra, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Orissa, Bihar, Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu. Out of these, Pre-Feasibility Reports (PFRs) of 21 intra-state links have been completed by NWDA up to September, 2012.
On the request of Bihar Government, the preparation of DPRs of 2 intra-state links of Bihar also is in progress. As desired by Govt. of Bihar, NWDA has completed the Preliminary Project Report (PPR) of Burhi Gandak-None-Baya –Ganga link and sent the same to Govt. of Bihar. The preparation of Preliminary Project Report (PPR) of Kosi-Mechi is also completed and sent to Govt. of Bihar.
The details of intra-state link proposals received from the State Governments along with their status and target for completion of their PFRs is given in Annexure – II.
Further 10 proposals (3 from Bihar, 6 from Karnataka & 1 from Chhattisgarh) have also been received. These are being examined for their suitability for further studies.
(b) The initial cost of the Inter Linking projects as per PFR/FR was 5.60 Lakh crore at 2002 Price Level. The costs of individual project have not yet been finalized. The present cost including the cost of land required to be acquired for the project can be estimated only after the completion of DPR of the projects.
(c) The budgetary provision for preparation of Feasibility Reports (FRs) and Detailed Project Report (DPR) for the present financial year 2012-13 is Rs. 51.30 crore. The amount spent on FR & DPR of Interlinking of Rivers programme from inception of NWDA till October, 2012 is `. 378.96 crore. The expenditure incurred, is not maintained project wise.
(d) The river linking project is still in planning stage. Irrigation and hydro power generation will start only after execution of the project.
This information was given by Union Water Resources Minister Shri Harish Rawat in the Rajya Sabha today in reply to a written question on the status of inter-State and intra- State, river linking projects; when this ambitious scheme was envisaged, what was project cost; what is present escalated figure; how much amount has been spent, so far; and whether, till date, neither a hectare area has been irrigated, nor a blade of grass has been grown nor a watt of electricity has been produced under this scheme.
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ANNEXURE-I
STATUS OF WATER TRANSFER LINKS IDENTIFIED FOR PREPARATION OF FEASIBILITY REPORTS (FR) BY NWDA
Peninsular Rivers Development Component
1. Mahanadi (Manibhadra) - Godavari (Dowlaiswaram) link - FR completed
2. Godavari (Polavaram) - Krishna (Vijayawada) link * -FR completed (Taken by the state as per their own proposal)
3. Godavari (Inchampalli) - Krishna ( Pulichintala)link - FR completed
4. Godavari (Inchampalli ) - Krishna (Nagarjunasagar) link - FR completed
5. Krishna (Nagarjunasagar) - Pennar (Somasila ) link - FR completed
6. Krishna (Srisailam) - Pennar link - FR completed
7. Krishna (Almatti) - Pennar link - FR completed
8. Pennar (Somasila) - Cauvery (Grand Anicut) link - FR completed
9. Cauvery (Kattalai) – Vaigai – Gundar link - FR completed
10. Parbati – Kalisindh – Chambal link* - FR completed
11. Damanganga – Pinjal link* - FR com¬pleted & DPR started
12. Par – Tapi – Narmada link* - FR completed & DPR started
13. Ken – Betwa link* - DPR (Phase-I) Completed
14. Pamba – Achankovil – Vaippar link - FR completed.
15. Netravati - Hemavati Link - PFR completed
16. Bedti - Varda link - FR work taken up
Himalayan Rivers Development Component
1. Kosi-Mechi link - Entirely lies in Nepal
2. Kosi-Ghaghra link - S&I works taken up
3. Gandak-Ganga link - S&I works completed
4. Ghaghra-Yamuna link - FR completed (for
Indian portion)
5. Sarda-Yamuna link - FR completed (for
Indian portion)
6. Yamuna-Rajasthan link - S&I works completed
7. Rajasthan-Sabarmati link - S&I works completed
8. Chunar(at Ganga)-Sone Barrage link - S&I works completed
9. Sone Dam - Southern Tributaries of Ganga link - S&I works taken up
10. Manas-Sankosh-Tista-Ganga (M-S-T-G) link - S&I works taken up
11. Jogighopa(at Brahmaputra)-Tista-Ganga at Farakka
(Alternate to M-S-T-G) link - S&I works taken up
12. Ganga (Farakka)-Sunderbans link - S&I works completed
13. Ganga-Damodar-Subernarekha link - S&I works completed
14. Subernarekha-Mahanadi link - S&I works completed
* Priority links
PFR- Pre-Feasibility Report; FR- Feasibility Report; DPR- Detailed Project Report
S&I - Survey & Investigation in Indian portion

ANNEXURE-II
INTRA-STATE LINK PROPOSALS RECEIVED FROM THE STATE GOVERNMENTS
S. No. Name of intra-state link Present status / Target of Completion of PFR
Maharashtra
1. Wainganga (Goshikurd) – Nalganga (Purna Tapi)
[Wainganga – Western Vidarbha & Pranhita – Wardha links merged and extended through Kanhan – Wardha link]
Completed
2. Wainganga – Manjra Valley Completed (Not found feasible)
3. Upper Krishna – Bhima (system of Six links) Completed
4. Upper Ghat – Godavari Valley (Damanganga (Ekdare)- Godavari Valley) Completed
5. Upper Vaitarna – Godavari Valley Completed
6. North Konkan – Godavari Valley Completed
7. Koyna – Mumbai city 2012 – 13@
8. Sriram Sagar Project (Godavari) – Purna – Manjira *
9. Wainganga (Goshikurd) – Godavari (SRSP) Withdrawn by Govt. of Maharashtra
10. Middle Konkan – Bhima Valley 2013 – 14
11. Koyna – Nira 2012 – 13
12. Mulsi – Bhima Completed
13. Savithri – Bhima *
14. Kolhapur – Sangli – Sangola 2012 – 13@
15. Riverlinking projects of Tapi basin and Jalgaon District 2013 – 14
16. Nar – Par - Girna valley Completed
17. Narmada – Tapi 2013 – 14
18. Khariagutta – Navatha Satpura foot hills *
19. Kharia Ghuti Ghat – Tapi *
20. Jigaon – Tapi – Godavari Valley 2013 – 14
Gujarat

21. Damanganga – Sabarmati – Chorwad Completed
Orissa

22. Mahanadi – Brahmani Completed
23. Mahanadi – Rushikulya (Barmul Project) 2012 – 13
24. Vamsadhara – Rushikulya (Nandini Nalla project) 2012 – 13@
S. No. Name of intra-state link Present status / Target of Completion of PFR
Jharkhand
25. South Koel – Subernarekha Completed
26. Sankh – South Koel Completed
27. Barkar – Damodar – Subernarekha Completed
Bihar
28. Kosi – Mechi [entirely lie in India] Completed
29. Barh – Nawada Completed
30. Kohra – Chandravat (now Kohra-Lalbegi) Completed
31. Burhi Gandak – None – Baya - Ganga Completed
32. Burhi Gandak – Bagmati [Belwadhar] Completed
33. Kosi – Ganga Completed
Rajasthan
34. Mahi – Luni link 2012 – 13
35. Wakal – Sabarmati – Sei – West Banas – Kameri link Completed
Tamil Nadu
36. Ponnaiyar – Palar link Completed
* Targets being fixed in consultations with concerned States.
@ PFR prepared and sent to State governments for comments.

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Status of Interlinking of Rivers
August 2012

The Ministry of Water Resources (MoWR) (erstwhile Ministry of Irrigation) had formulated a National Perspective Plan (NPP) for Water Resources Development as early as 1980 envisaging inter-basin transfer of water from surplus basins to deficit basins/areas which comprises two components, namely, Himalayan Rivers Development Component and Peninsular Rivers Development Component. The National Water Development Agency (NWDA) was set up under the Ministry of Irrigation in 1982 for carrying out various technical studies to establish the feasibility of the proposals of NPP and to give concrete shape to it. NWDA has already identified 14 links under Himalayan Component and 16 links under Peninsular Rivers Component. Out of these, Feasibility Reports of 14 links under Peninsular Component and 2 links under Himalayan Component (Indian portion) has been prepared. The present status of links identified for preparation of Feasibility Reports is given below:-
Peninsular Rivers Development Component

1. Mahanadi (Manibhadra) - Godavari (Dowlaiswaram) link - FR completed
2. Godavari (Polavaram) - Krishna (Vijayawada) link * -FR completed (Taken by the state as per their own proposal)
3. Godavari (Inchampalli) - Krishna ( Pulichintala)link - FR completed
4. Godavari (Inchampalli ) - Krishna (Nagarjunasagar) link - FR completed
5. Krishna (Nagarjunasagar) - Pennar (Somasila ) link - FR completed
6. Krishna (Srisailam) - Pennar link - FR completed
7. Krishna (Almatti) - Pennar link - FR completed
8. Pennar (Somasila) - Cauvery (Grand Anicut) link - FR completed
9. Cauvery (Kattalai) – Vaigai – Gundar link - FR completed
10. Parbati – Kalisindh – Chambal link* - FR completed
11. Damanganga – Pinjal link* - FR com¬pleted & DPR started
12. Par – Tapi – Narmada link* - FR completed & DPR started
13. Ken – Betwa link* - DPR (Phase-I) Completed
14. Pamba – Achankovil – Vaippar link - FR completed.
15. Netravati - Hemavati Link - PFR completed
16. Bedti - Varda link - FR work taken up

Himalayan Rivers Development Component
1. Kosi-Mechi link - Entirely lies in Nepal
2. Kosi-Ghaghra link - S&I works taken up
3. Gandak-Ganga link - S&I works completed
4. Ghaghra-Yamuna link - FR completed (for
Indian portion)
5. Sarda-Yamuna link - FR completed (for
Indian portion)
6. Yamuna-Rajasthan link - S&I works completed
7. Rajasthan-Sabarmati link - S&I works completed
8. Chunar(at Ganga)-Sone Barrage link - S&I works completed
9. Sone Dam - Southern Tributaries of Ganga link - S&I works taken up
10. Manas-Sankosh-Tista-Ganga (M-S-T-G) link - S&I works taken up
11. Jogighopa(at Brahmaputra)-Tista-Ganga at Farakka
(Alternate to M-S-T-G) link - S&I works taken up
12. Ganga (Farakka)-Sunderbans link - S&I works completed
13. Ganga-Damodar-Subernarekha link - S&I works completed
14. Subernarekha-Mahanadi link - S&I works completed

* Priority links
PFR- Pre-Feasibility Report; FR- Feasibility Report; DPR- Detailed Project Report
S&I - Survey & Investigation in Indian portion

The Implementation of Inter Linking of Rivers (ILR) involves various steps such as preparation of FRs of links, negotiation and consensus among concerned States, agreement with neighbouring countries if link involve area lying in other countries, preparation of DPRs of the projects and structures identified for the link, clearance from appraisal agencies which include clearance by Ministry of Environment & Forests (MoEF), clearance by Ministry of Tribal Affairs (MoTA), techno-economic clearance by Technical Advisory Committee of MoWR, investment clearance by Planning Commission and funding of the project

The initial cost of the Inter Linking projects as per PFR/FR was 5.60 Lakh crore at 2002 Price Level.
Costs of individual project have not yet been finalized. The present cost including the cost of land required to be acquired for the project can be estimated only after the completion of DPR of the projects.
The State Government of Bihar has submitted six Intra state link proposals
1. Kosi – Mechi [entirely lie in India] 2. Barh – Nawada 3. Kohra – Chandravat (now Kohra-Lalbegi) 4. Burhi Gandak – None – Baya – Ganga 5. Burhi Gandak – Bagmati [Belwadhar] 6. Kosi – Ganga
The PFRs of all six links have been completed and sent to State Government of Bihar. On the request of Bihar Government the preparation of DPR of two links i.e. 1. Kosi – Mechi, 2. Burhi Gandak – None – Baya – Ganga is under preparation.
As desired by Govt. of Bihar, NWDA has completed the Preliminary Project Report (PPR) of Burhi Gandak-None-Baya –Ganga link and sent the same to Govt. of Bihar and CWC on 31.05.2012.
Preparation of Preliminary Project Report (PPR) of Kosi – Mechi link is under progress.
Further 3 additional proposals ,viz. i) Development of Bagmati Irrigation & Drainage Project – Phase-II (Barrage near Kataunjha in Muzaffarpur District) and Adhwara Multipurpose Project with Kosi-Adhwara-Bagmati link, ii) Transfer of Ganga water to South Bihar through Pump Canal Scheme at Buxer & iii) Development of Badua-Chandan Basin, from Bihar have also been received. These are being examined for their suitability for further studies.
The State Government of Rajasthan has submitted two Intra state link proposals i.e. 1. Mahi – Luni link 2. Wakal – Sabarmati – Sei – West Banas – Kameri link.
PFR of Intra-State link of Rajasthan viz. Wakal – Sabarmati – Sei – West Banas – Kameri link have been prepared and sent to Govt. of Rajasthan. The PFR of Mahi-Luni is in progress.
The report on interlinking of rivers was submitted by National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) in April, 2008. The conclusions/recommendations given by NCAER in its report mention various benefits of Interlinking of river programme such as additional benefits of Irrigation & Power, increase in growth rate of agriculture, growth of direct & indirect employment, improvement in the quality of life of people in rural areas and mitigation of floods & drought. The recommendations also include certain action points like setting up National Commission for Basin Management, improving cost recovery from irrigation projects & formation of Water Users Association. At present, no interlinking project under National Perspective Plan is under implementation. Therefore, the stage has not come for taking decision on the action points suggested in the report.
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