Indira Sagar /Narmada Sagar Project Major Irrigation Project JI00836

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Salient Features
1Irrigation Project NameIndira Sagar (Unit II) Major Irrigation Project
2Irrigation Project Name Alias
5Engineering TypeStorage
7StateMadhya Pradesh
8Districts BenefitedWest Nimar,East Nimar,Barwani
11Project SharingNone
14Work Started in 5 Year PlanVI-Plan
15Completed in 5 Year Plan
16Project Approval StatusPlanning Commission
17Year of Approval by Planning Commission1989
18Approved Cost (Rs. in cr)541.38
19Actual Cost (Rs. in cr)
20Culturable Command Area (CCA) (th ha)123
21Ultimate Irrigation Potential (UIP) (th ha)169
22Potential Created (PC) (th ha)
23Project Covered under ERM SchemeNo
24Project Covered under CADA SchemeNo
25Project Covered under AIBP SchemeYes
26Studies Conducted
27Project Covered under Tribal Sub-PlanYes
28Project Covered under Drought Prone Area Programme (DPAP)Yes

Associated Entities with Irrigation Project
1Indira Sagar (NHDC) DamDam
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The Indira Sagar Project of Madhya Pradesh envisages construction of a storage reservoir of live storage capacity of 9750MCM to enable Hydropower generation (installed Capacity of 1000 MW), Annual Irrigation of 1.69Lakh Hectare in Khargone, Khandwa and Barwani and water supply of 74 MCM for industrial and domestic need of the region. The regulated discharge from the dam will enable Power generation at the Omkareshwar and Maheshwar projects in the downstream and irrigation from the Omkareshwar projectand will also provide supplies to the Sardar Sarovar Project as directed by the Narmada Water Disputes Tribunal.


Project Proposal

The Indira Sagar Project envisages construction of the following main works :

The Unit-I Dam and Unit-III Powerhouse of the project has been taken over by a joint venture company of NHPC Ltd. and Govt. of MPMadhya Pradesh. This joint venture "Narmada Hydroelectric Development Corporation Ltd" (NHDC) has completed the Unit-I and Unit-III.

A canal head power house of 15 MW capacity is also commissioned which will be captive power plant for Punasa lift irrigation project. This project proposes to lift water directly from the ISP reservoir.

Present Status

The dam and river bead power house is completed. Upto Februray 2012 an irrigation potential of 41727 hectare. Since 1996-97 the project is receiving central assistance loan under AIBP.


Indira Sagar Dam Nearing completion

Techno-Economic Appraisal

The original Project proposal of Indira Sagar Project(Multipurpose) was earlier considered the Advisory Committee of MoWR in the 42nd meeting held on 11.1.1989 and was accepted for Rs 1993.67 Crore (including the cost of Unit-II of Canal for Rs. 541.98 crore and Unit - III power house for Rs 619.37 crore).Planning Commission subsequently accorded investment clearance to the proposal in September 1989 for Rs 1993.67 Crore (including the cost of Unit-II of Canal for 541.98crore)(Price Level 1988) for CCA of 1.23 lakh ha.Latest estimated cost of Indira Sagar Project Unit-II (Canals) is Rs 3182.67 crore at 2009 price level as accepted in 99th meeting of Advisory Committee held on 24.08.2009. Investment Clearance of Planning Commission for this revised cost of unit II Canal of Rs 3182.77 crore (at price level 2009) is accorded vide letter No. 2(249)/ 2009-WR dated 14.06.2010.


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