Pench Diversion Major Irrigation Project JI00945

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Salient Features
1Irrigation Project NamePench Diversion Major Irrigation Project
2Irrigation Project Name Alias
5Engineering TypeStorage
7StateMadhya Pradesh
8Districts BenefitedChhindwara,Seoni
11Project SharingNone
14Work Started in 5 Year PlanX-Plan
15Completed in 5 Year Plan
16Project Approval StatusPlanning Commission
17Year of Approval by Planning Commission2006
18Approved Cost (Rs. in cr)583.4
19Actual Cost (Rs. in cr)
20Culturable Command Area (CCA) (th ha)95.48
21Ultimate Irrigation Potential (UIP) (th ha)96.52
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
1Pench DamDam

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Project Brief

Pench Diversion Project envisages construction of an earthen & concrete/ masonry dam across river Pench, a tributary of river Kanhan in Godavari basin near village Machagora in Chourai tehsil of Chhindwara district. The project is proposed to provide irrigation in net CCA of 70,918 ha, CCA is 95483 hectare with annual irrigation of 96,519 ha which also includes irrigation by ground water in Chhindwara & Seoni district of Madhya Pradesh. Besides, the project will provide 61.68 water supply to the proposed 2 X 250 MW Pench Termal Power Project under MPSEB. The project will also provide 7.40 domestic water supply in the command of the project. The project components are as under:

The project has been taken up for execution in two phases i.e. Phase I & Phase II so as to get early benefits as detailed below:

Techno-Economic Appraisal

The Technical Advisory Committee of Planning Commission in its 85th meeting held on 22.02.2006 considered the project with an estimated cost of Rs 583.40 crore at 2005 price level acceptable. Planning Commission and accorded investment clearance to the project vide letter No. 2(195)/2001-WR dated 10.04.2006 for the aforesaid cost.

Present Status

The project was taken up for construction in 2005-06. During FY 2007-08, Phase I of the project with IP of 28,268 ha was included under AIBP for completion by 2009-10. Phase II of the project was proposed to be taken up later on completion of Phase I project. At present the dam and canal network is under construction. Total expenditure on the project upto March 2012 is Rs 294.96 crore. So far no irrigation potentail is created.

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