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Interlinking of Rivers

Achievements of Interlinking of Rivers (ILR) Programme

  • Interlinking of River (ILR) programme is of national importance and has been taken up on high Priority. Hon’ble Minister for Water Resources, RD & GR is monitoring the progress of ILR from time to time. The mission of this programme is to ensure greater equity in the distribution of water by enhancing the availability of water in drought prone and rain-fed area.
  • Under the National Perspective Plan (NPP) prepared by Ministry of Water Resources, NWDA has already identified 14 links under Himalayan Rivers Component and 16 links under Peninsular Rivers Component for inter basin transfer of water based on field surveys and investigation and detailed studies.
  • Out of these, Feasibility Reports of 14 links under Peninsular Component and 2 links (Indian portion) under Himalayan Component have been prepared. Draft Feasibility Reports of 7 link projects (Indian portion) of Himalayan Component  have also been completed.

Special Committee for ILR

As per the decision of the Hon’ble Supreme Court, a Cabinet Note on ILR was submitted to Union Cabinet on July 16, 2014.

  • Union Cabinet in its meeting held on July 24, 2014 approved the constitution of the Special Committee on ILR. 
  • Accordingly, Special Committee on ILR as per the directions of the Hon’ble Supreme court was constituted vide order dated September 23, 2014.
  • Fifteen meetings of the Special Committee for Interlinking of Rivers (ILR) have been held so far on October 17, 2014, January 6, 2015, March 19, 2015, May 14, 2015, July 13, 2015. September 15, 2015, November 18, 2015, February 08, 2016, April 29,2016, July 26,2016, November 9,2016, March 8, 2017, July 27,2017, January 17, 2018 and August 20,2018  at New Delhi. The Committee, after considering the views of all the Stakeholders, is proceeding ahead to expedite the objectives of the interlinking of rivers as per terms of reference. Vigorous efforts have been taken up for generating consensus with development of alternative plans and also setting out road maps for implementation of mature projects.
  • The Committee submitted its Status-Cum-Progress report to the Cabinet and the  same was discussed during the Cabinet meetings held on 18.11.2015, 15.11.2016 and 06.06.2018. 
  • Special Committee for Interlinking of Rivers (ILR) decided to constitute four  specific Sub-Committees viz.,
    • Sub-committee for comprehensive evaluation of various studies / reports.
    • Sub-Committee for system studies for identification of most appropriate alternate plan.
    • Sub-Committee for restructuring of National Water Development Agency.
    • The sub-committee for Restructuring of NWDA has held various meetings and submitted its report on 21.09.2015.
    • Sub-committee for consensus building through negotiations and arriving at  agreement between concerned States and
    • Meetings of rest these Sub-Committees are being held regularly and their assigned works are in progress.

Regional Conferences

  • As decided in the 14th meeting of Special Committee for ILR held on 17.01.2018, three regional conferences have been organized on water resources of States viz., 20.02.2018 at Hyderabad for Southern region, 16.04.2018 at Kolkata for Eastern region and 18.06.2018 at Mumbai for Western region. During the conferences, various water related issues were deliberated/discussed. 

Task Force for ILR

  • A Task Force for Interlinking of Rivers has been constituted by the Ministry on April 13, 2015 which also meets the requirement of Committee of experts as directed by the Cabinet while approving the constitution of Special Committee. Ten meetings of Task Force were held on April 23, 2015, November 05, 2015, April 28,2016, June 15, 2016, October 25,2016, February 13, 2017, May 11,2017, September 15, 2017, May 30, 2018 and October 5, 2018. 

Group on Intra-state River Links 

  • A Group on Intra-State River links has been constituted by MoWR, RD & GR on 12.03.2015. The Group has reviewed all relevant issues on Intra – State River Links including the definition of such link, consider and suggest about the funding of intra-state river link projects. The Group has submitted its report on 28.05.2015 to the Ministry of Water Resource, RD & GR. 

Constitution of Group on Legal aspects under Task Force

  • In pursuance of the decision of the Task Force for Interlinking of Rivers taken in its 4th meeting held on 15th June 2016, a Group has been constituted by MoWR,RD&GR on 18.07.2016 to look into legal aspects and required enabling provisions for implementation of Interlinking of Rivers and other related issues. The legal group has submitted its report to Chairman, TF-ILR during March, 2017. The Chairman, TF-ILR has submitted the report to Hon’ble Minister (WR,RD&GR) on 02.11.2018. 

Constitution of Group on Financial aspects under Task Force 

  • MoWR,RD&GR has constituted a Group on Financial Aspects on 12.09.2017 under Task Force for Interlinking of Rivers to consider the financial aspects of ILR projects and to suggest the funding pattern for implementing the same. The Group has submitted its interim report to the Chairman, TF-ILR on 7.8.2018. The Chairman,     TF-ILR has submitted the interim report to Hon’ble Minister (WR,RD&GR) on 02.11.2018. 

Ken – Betwa Link Project Phase-I

  • Ken-Betwa link project has been declared as National Project by the Government of India.

Status of Ken-Betwa link Phase-I

Sl.No. Activity Present status
(i) Techno-economic Clearance by Advisory Committee, MoWR, RD & GR Techno-economic clearance to the project accorded by the Advisory Committee headed by Secretary (WR,RD& GR) in its 129th meeting held on 08.07.2016.
(ii) Statutory Clearances
(a) Wildlife Clearance Standing Committee of NBWL of MoEF&CC chaired by Hon’ble Minister (EF & CC) recommended the project for accord of Wildlife Clearance in its 39th meeting held on 23.08.2016.
(b) Env Environment Clearance Environmental Clearance has been accorded by MoEF&CC vide letter dated 25.08.2017.
(c) Forest Land Diversion Clearance Forest Advisory Committee (FAC) in its meetings held on 16th May, 2017 has recommended for accord of the Forest Clearance. Stage I clearance issued on 25.05.2017 with certain conditions.
(d) Clearance from the Ministry of Tribal Affairs (MoTA) MoTA has accorded the clearance vide letter dated 04.01.2017.
(iii) Investment clearance MoWR, RD &GR has accorded the Investment Clearance vide letter dated 19th June 2017.
Central Empowered Committee (CEC) Review
(i) Review by Central Empowered Committee constituted by Hon’ble Supreme Court of India The CEC considered the proposal in its meeting held on 1st May, 2017. The Committee requested for additional information to examine the proposal, which has been submitted on 23.05.2017.

Various activities regarding Funding Pattern and Implementation Mechanism are as follows:

Sl.No. Activity Present status
(i) Funding Pattern Ken-Betwa Link Project (KBLP) was declared as National Project in the year 2009, which entailed 90:10 funding i.e. 90% Union Government & 10% State Governments (Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh), which has now been changed to 60:40.

Keeping in view of its immense benefits to Bundelkhand region, the project is required to be put on fast track for which it may be necessary to provide funding for this project at 90 (C ): 10 (S).

On the suggestion of NITI Aayog a draft Cabinet Note for funding pattern of Ken-Betwa Link Project (KBLP) regarding 90 (C) : 10 (S) duly approved by Union Minister for WR,RD&GR, was circulated on 21st February, 2017 to concerned Ministries/ Departments for their comments/views.

(ii) Implementation Mechanism A draft Cabinet Note for implementation mechanism of Ken-Betwa Link Project (KBLP) duly approved by Union Minister for WR, RD&GR, was circulated on 30th May, 2017 to concerned Ministries/Departments for their comments/views.
(iii) Public Investment Board (PIB) Memo Public Investment Board (PIB) Memorandum for appraisal of Ken-Betwa Link Project duly approved by the Secretary, WR, Rd & GR has been circulated vide letter dated 9th June, 2017 to concerned Ministries/Departments for their comments/views.

Ken-Betwa Link Project Phase-II 

  • The DPR of Ken-Betwa Link Project Phase-II was sent to concerned States of MP and UP in January, 2014. The DPR of KBLP Phase-II of 2014 included Lower Orr Dam and other barrages as proposed by Government of MP. Subsequently, the Bina Complex Project was added to it and two barrages viz; Neemkheda and Barari dropped. The DPR of KBLP Phase-II Project which now include Lower Orr, Kotha Barrage and Bina Complex is under technical appraisal in CWC. The present status of clearances for  these DPRs is furnished below:
 
Name of the project Activity Present Status

i)Lower Orr dam

Environmental clearance

The Environmental Clearance has been considered by EAC of MoEF&CC in its 93rd meeting held on 02.05.2016 and recommended the project proposal for grant of Environmental Clearance

Forest Clearance

Forest Advisory Committee(FAC) of MoEF&CC considered the proposal in its meeting held on 30.03.2017 and had recommended the project for Forest Land diversion clearance.

MoTA clearance

MoTA has accorded its clearance for R&R plan of PAFs vide letter dated 03.10.2018.

ii)Bina complex projects

Environmental and Forest clearance

WRD, Govt of Madhya Pradesh had obtained the Environmental and Stage-I&II Forest clearance from MoEF&CC.

iii)Kotha Barrage

Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) study

WRD, MP awarded the EIA study as per ToR granted by MoEF&CC in December 2016.

  • As per the suggestions of Govt of Madhya Pradesh, both Phase-I &II projects have been merged and a comprehensive DPR of the project has been prepared which is under finalization.
  • Secretary (WR,RD&GR) held an informal meeting with Director General, Forests and Special Secretary, MoEF&CC on 25.5.2018 regarding land compensation for the forest area coming under submergence of Daudhan dam of the  project.

 Damanganga-Pinjal Link Project and Par-Tapi-Narmada Link Project 

  • Damanganga-Pinjal Link Project and Par-Tapi-Narmada Link Project are twin links concerning Maharashtra and Gujarat. Damanganga-Pinjal Link Project benefits Maharashtra while Par-Tapi-Narmada Link Project benefits Gujarat. The Detailed Project Reports of both links are ready. Central Water Commission has completed techno-economic appraisal of Damanganga-Pinjal Link Project while the techno-economic appraisal of Par-Tapi-Narmada Link Project is in advance stage. 
  • The matter regarding sharing of water is under discussions amongst the officials of the Governments of Maharashtra and Gujarat States and MoWR, RD & GR/NWDA. In this context, the Secretary (WR, RD&GR) held meetings with Hon’ble Chief Minister, Gujarat on 31st December, 2016; 6th May, 2017; and 5th July, 2017 at Gandhi Nagar. 
  • Hon’ble Chief Minister, Maharashtra vide letter dated 20th July, 2017 has requested for inclusion of 4 Intra-State links viz. Nar-Par-Girna Valley Link, Par-Godavari Link, Damanganga-Godavari Link and Damanganga-Vaitarna-Godavari Link, under the MoA.
  • Draft MoA for implementation of these projects have been sent to Govts of Maharashtra and Gujarat in September 2017.  
  • Hon’ble Union Minister (WR, RD & GR) held a meeting with Hon’ble Chief Minister of Maharashtra regarding implementation of Damanganga-Pinjal and Par-Tapi-Narmada link projects on 8th September, 2017 at Mumbai. Further, Hon’ble Union Minister (WR, RD & GR) convened a meeting with Hon’ble Chief Ministers of Maharashtra and Gujarat States on 25th September, 2017 at Delhi. The response of both the State Governments is considered to be positive in this regard. 
  • Secretary(WR,RD&GR) held  meetings with officials of Govts of Maharashtra and Gujarat on 20.04.2018 and Chief Secretaries of both the States on 07.09.2018 for finalization of MoU. Discussion on MoU for implementation of these projects is under final stage

Mahanadi – Godavari Link Project 

  •  Mahanadi Godavari link is the first and critical link of nine link system of Mahanadi-Godavari-Krishna-Pennar-Cauvery-Vaigai-Gundar under Peninsular Component of NPP.
  • The Government of Odisha was not agreeable for the Mahanadi (Manibhadra) - Godavari (Dowlaiswaram) link due to large submergence involved in Manibhadra dam proposed under the link project.
  • As decided during weekly review meeting taken by the Hon’ble Minister for Water Resources,RD&GR on December 3,2014, NWDA has examined feasibility of Mahanadi – Godavari link to address concerns of Govt. of Odisha due to considerable submergence involved in Manibhadra Dam in Mahanadi – Godavari link.
  • Alternate proposals of Manibhadra – Mahanadi with reduced submergence has been prepared and discussed with Principal Secretary, WRD, Odisha on 06.04.2015 by DG, NWDA.
  • Based on the suggestions of WRD, Govt. of Odisha, NWDA has proposed a revised preliminary proposal of Mahanadi-Godavari link project with reduced submergence. A presentation on the revised proposal of Mahanadi-Godavari link project has been made to the Hon’ble Chief Minister, Govt. of Odisha on 29.05.2015 by the senior officers of MoWR, RD & GR.
  • Hon’ble Minister (WR,RD&GR) held a meeting with the Chief Minister of Odisha on 03.02.2016 at Bhubaneswar regarding Mahanadi- Godavari link project.
  • The Sub-Committee-II under SCILR in its 7th meeting held on 29.09.2015 decided that system simulation studies of Mahanadi-Godavari link including the water balance studies to ascertain surplus water should be carried out through National Institute of Hydrology within a three months period.
  • The report on the hydrological studies and multi reservoir simulation prepared by NIH, Roorkee, for the proposed Mahanadi-Godavari link was considered by the Sub-Committee for System Studies in the tenth meeting held on 03.03.2017 and the report was accepted. The findings of the study were informed to the Special Committee for Interlinking of Rivers in the 13th meeting held on 26.07.2017. The Govt. of Odisha made certain observations on the water balance study carried out by NIH which have been replied by NWDA in July 2018. Further response from Govt of Odisha is awaited.
  • North Eastern Center for Technology Applications & Research(NECTAR), New Delhi carried out the topographical surveys of  submergence area of Barmul dam site (using Remotely Piloted Application System(RPAS) for alternate study of Mahanadi-Godavari link project and submitted its report.

Godavari-Cauvery(Grand Anicut) link project

  • Pending consensus on Mahanadi-Godavari and Godavari(Inchampalli)-Krishna link projects due to large submergence involved, alternative studies have been carried out to divert unutilized water share of Chhattisgarh State in Indravati sub-basin in  Godavari basin (as per GWDT award) to Cauvery through Godavari-Cauvery  link project.  Technical Feasibility Note for this proposal was prepared and sent to party states on 18.12.2017.
  • Hon’ble Minister(WR,RD&GR) reviewed the report on 19.12.2017.
  • Comments of party states have been received and suitably replied by NWDA.
  • The proposal was discussed in the Regional Conferences on Water Resources of States held on 20.02.2018(Hyderabad), 16.04.2018(Kolkata) and 18.06.2018 (Mumbai).
  • Hon’ble Minister(WR,RD&GR) held a meeting on 17.05.2018 with Hon’ble Minister for Water Resources of Chhattisgarh about the link proposal.
  • As per the directions of the Hon’ble Minister (WR,RD&GR), the DPR of the link proposal is under preparation in NWDA.

Manas-Sankosh-Teesta-Ganga link  

  • MSTG link envisages diversion of 43 BCM of surplus water of Manas, Sankosh and intermediate rivers, for augmenting the flow of Ganga and provide 14 BCM of water in Mahanadi basin for further diversion to South through Peninsular link system.
  • Pre-feasibility Report of MSTG link was completed in 1996 and the Feasibility Report (FR) as per the original alignment could not be completed as Manas-Sankosh-Teesta link is passing through Manas Tiger Reserve, Buxa Tiger Reserve and other forests.
  • Considering practical difficulties for surveys and investigation in the area, now NWDA has carried out alternate alignment studies avoiding various reserved forests with about 80 m lift.
  • The Hon’ble Union Minister (WR, RD & GR) has sent a D.O. letter to Hon’ble Chief Minister, West Bengal on 31.12.2015 soliciting her support to the link project, which would provide large benefits of irrigation, drinking water and flood control to Assam, West Bengal and Bihar.
  • The draft Feasibility Report of the Manas-Sankosh-Teesta-Ganga link for Alternate alignment has been prepared and is presently under finalization.

India Water Week -2012 

  • The first India Water Week event was organised in New Delhi during the period 10th-14th April 2012 and the theme was “Water, Energy and Food Security: Call for solutions”.  The event was inaugurated by the Prime Minister of India and was attended by about 1000 delegates including 32 foreign delegates representing 8 countries.
  • The various technical themes related to the aspect of planning development, utilization and management of water in different sectors were deliberated in 15 technical sessions and 5 add on sessions. 
  • Concurrently, an exhibition named as “Water Expo-2012” was also organized at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi during  10th-12th  April, 2012 to show case the development and use of technology in various sectors related to the planning, development and management of water.  The exhibition was inaugurated by Hon’ble Minister for Parliamentary Affairs & Water Resources on 10th April, 2012. The Afghanistan delegation led by H.E. Mohammad Ismael Khan, Minister for Energy and Water also visited the Water Expo-2012 on this occasion.

India Water Week -2013 

  • India Water Week-2013 with the theme “Efficient Water   Management: Challenges and Opportunities” was organised during 8th -12th  April, 2013 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi.  The event was inaugurated by the Hon’ble President of India.
  • The issue of efficient water management was discussed by organizing six (6) Brainstorming Sessions, nine (9) Panel Discussions and seventeen (17) Seminars.  The conference was attended by about 1370 delegates including 71 foreign delegates representing 22 countries.
  • An exhibition was also organized during 9th -12th  April, 2013. The exhibition was inaugurated by Hon’ble Minister Shri Harish Singh Rawat, Minister of Water Resources, Government of India on 9th April 2013 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi.

India Water Week – 2015  

  • An International Water Conference with the theme “Water Management for Sustainable Development” was successfully organized during 13 – 17 January, 2015.
  • The conference was inaugurated by Sushri Uma Bharti, Hon’ble Minster of WR, RD & GR, Government of India on 13th January, 2015 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi and was attended by about 1450 national and international delegates; Australia was the partner country.
  • Concurrently running exhibition enriching the theme and showcasing the technologies and solutions available for the areas under deliberation of the meet was also organized at Pragati Maidan during 14 – 17 January, 2015.

India Water Week – 2016  

  • India Water Week (IWW) 2016 was held during April 4-8, 2016 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi and Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. The event was inaugurated on 4th April, 2016 by Hon’ble Minister of Water Resources, RD & GR. The theme of India Water Week 2016 is “Water for all: Striving Together”. 
  • Conference and Exhibition was organized from 4th -8th April, 2016. Israel was the partner Country. Hon’ble President of India was the Chief guest in the valedictory function.

 India Water Week-2017  

  • India Water Week-2017 with the theme “Water and Energy for inclusive growth” was organized during 10- 14th October, 2017 at New Delhi comprising of an International Conference and Exhibition. The Hon’ble President of India was the Chief Guest for the Inaugural function of the Conference on 10th October, 2017. European Union was associated as foreign partner and Netherland was associated as foreign sponsor in the organization of IWW-2017. 
  • The conference encompassed all major topics related to water resources development and management and thus provided the right platform for the Water Resources fraternity for coming out with pragmatic strategies towards achieving the goal of ‘Water and Energy’ in line with Government of India’s vision. The issue of water scarcity and energy was discussed and covered in the relevant session of the conference. 
  • The entire event was organized by NWDA in association with CWC and other organizations of MoWR, RD &GR. About 1500 delegates from India and abroad participated in the conference.

Jal Manthan-1  

  • A three days conference ‘Jal Manthan’ was organized at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi from 20 – 22 November, 2014 to evolve strategies for better water resources development and management through wider consultations amongst various stakeholders. On the second day of the conference i.e. 21st November, 2014 issues related to ‘Interlinking of Rivers programme’ were discussed exclusively.

Jal Manthan-2  

  • A two days conference ‘Jal Manthan-2’ was organized at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi from 22 – 23 February, 2016. The consultation and discussion was held on first day on River Basin Approach for Sustainable Development, Ground Water Management, Water Security etc. whereas, discussions on the second day was focused on Water Management, Coordination between Centre and States, Water Conservation, Innovations in Water Governance and Interlinking of Rivers etc.

Jal Manthan-3 

  • A one day conference ‘Jal Manthan-3’ was organised at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi on 13.01.2017. The consultation and discussion was held on Implementation of PMKSY & Improvement of Water Use Efficiency, Ecology Improvement, Participatory Irrigation Management, River Basin Management, River Rejuvenation and Flood Management.

 Jal Manthan-4  

  • A two days conference ‘Jal Manthan-4’ was organized at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi during 28-29 July, 2017. The consultation and discussion was held on first day on PMKSY and its implementation, Review of progress made by States under AIBP and CAD, Ground Water Management, Water Security, discussions on the second day was focused on Interlinking of Rivers. Hon’ble Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Sushri Uma Bharti has also convened a Chintan Baithak on second day. 

Intra-State Links  

  • NWDA has received 47 proposals of intra-state links from 9 States viz. Maharashtra, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Odisha, Bihar, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Chhattisgarh.
  • Out of these 47 proposals, Pre-Feasibility Reports (PFRs) of 36 intra-state links have been completed by NWDA up to November, 2018.
  • The Detailed Project Reports (DPR) of four Intra-State links viz., Burhi Gandak-Noon-Baya-Ganga and Kosi-Mechi link projects of Bihar, Ponnaiyar(Nedungal)-Palar link project of Tamil Nadu and  Wainganga (Gosikhurd)-Nalganga (Purna/Tapi) link project of Maharashtra and have been completed in December 2013, March 2014, August 2018 and November 2018 respectively.
  • Technical Appraisal of Kosi-Mechi link has been completed by CWC.
  • Advisory Committee on Irrigation, Flood control & multipurpose projects of MoWR, RD & GR Chaired by Secretary (WR, RD & GR) considered the proposal in its meeting held on 08.07.2016 and accorded techno-economic clearance subject to the submission of all statutory clearances.
  • Technical Appraisal of Detailed Project Report of Burhi Gandak-Noon-Baya-Ganga link has been completed by CWC and suggested to consider the project as Flood Moderation scheme.
  • In addition to the above, preparation of DPR works of Damanganga(Ekdare)-Godavari link and Damanganga(Vagh/Val)-Vaitarna-Godavari(Kadva Dev) link projects pertaining to Maharashtra have also been taken up by NWDA.

 Benefit from Interlinking of Rivers (Inter basin water transfer) 

  • The overall implementation of Interlinking of Rivers programme under National Perspective Plan would give benefits of 35 million hectares of irrigation, raising the ultimate irrigation potential from 140 million hectare to 175 million hectare and generation of 34000 megawatt of hydropower, apart from the incidental benefits of flood control, navigation, water supply, fisheries, salinity and pollution control etc.

Circulation of Draft Cabinet Note  

  • Draft Cabinet Note for Centre-State funding pattern in the ratio of 90:10 for ILR projects (Inter-State & Intra-State), in principle approval for internal and external funding and setting up of National Interlinking of Rivers Authority(NIRA) for implementation of ILR projects was circulated by MoWR,RD&GR on 20.07.2018. Views/comments  of PMO,NITI Aayog, DOPT, MHA, MoRD&MoF have been received on the draft Cabinet Note and replies have been sent accordingly.

 NABARD Funding under PMKSY-AIBP  

  • NWDA has been identified to act as an agency for borrowing resources from LTIF and release Central Assistance to the State Governments towards the prioritized PMKSY-AIBP (Major & Medium Irrigation) Projects and their CADWM works, for their completion in time bound manner. Memorandum of Agreement for borrowing from NABARD to fund Central share in these projects was signed by this Ministry of Water Resources, RD & GR, NWDA and NABARD on 6th September, 2016. 
  • NWDA has signed an contract agreement with WAPCOS Limited for “Establishment of Project Monitoring Unit for Monitoring and Management of Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojna” in October 2017.  A Project Monitoring Unit (PMU) has been set on 4.10.2017 by M/s.WAPCOS Limited in the CSMRS campus, New Delhi. A Consultancy Monitoring Committee(CMC) was constituted vide letter no. NWDA/Tech-II/3/22/2018/235-41 dated 03.05.2018 to monitor the progress of the assignment to PMU under the Chairmanship of Chief Engineer(HQ), NWDA, New Delhi. 
  • An amount of Rs.15779 Crore has been released (upto 10.12.2018) for various projects located in the States of Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Telangana, Manipur, Maharashtra, Punjab, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh,, Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh,Gujarat, Jammu&Kashmir and Polavaram Project Authority and North Koel Project.

Processing of Proposal

  • PMU shall prepare a comprehensive note based upon monitoring reports of Third Party & CWC regarding eligibility of further release of CA. Further, recommendation to NABARD shall also be given regarding release of State share.

Release of funds to States (CA) 

  • NWDA shall act as pass through window for CA to be provided to States through NABARD funding. It shall ensure that funds received from NABARD are released for projects within 1 day of its receipt from NABARD so as to avoid any parking of funds. 

Third Party Monitoring 

  • Based on joint proposals received in mission, Third party monitoring visits would be planned in such a way that such reports are available before release of next installment. Further, the visits of third party shall be planned keeping in view of the visits that shall be made by the CWC.