The River Basin Management Scheme comprises of 2 main components namely:-
The Brahmaputra Board has been setup by an Act of Parliament, called the Brahmaputra Board Act, 1980 and it started functioning since 11th January, 1982 for planning and integrated implementation of measures for control of floods and bank erosion in Brahmaputra and Barak Valley and for matters connected therewith. The states of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, parts of the states of Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura Sikkim and a part of West Bengal falling within the Brahmaputra Basin. It is carrying out following major works-
The aim of IWRDS is to plan and develop our water resources projects in a holistic manner. It has two subcomponents-
The first and basic requirement for a project is to locate a suitable site to establish its techno-economic viability. For establishing techno-economic viability, DPR is prepared after detailed survey and investigations and studies on hydrological, irrigation planning, environment aspects, cropping pattern, crop water requirement etc. List of Projects and details of Works are at Page 8 and Annexure IIA (page 98-100) respectively of EFC memo.
The river basins will provide hydroelectric and irrigations benefits in North Eastern Region including Sikkim and Jammu & Kashmir. If constructed, the total expected benefits of the projects in terms of addition to Hydropower potential and irrigation potential (CCA) would be 573 MW and 50533 ha respectively.
As per National Perspective Plan (NPP) for Water Resources Development in 1980 envisaging inter basin transfer of water from surplus to deficit basins, National Water Development Agency (NWDA) was set up under the MoWR in 1982 Component. for carrying out various technical studies to establish the feasibility of the proposals of NPP.
Based on the pre-requisite studies e.g. water balances for various sub-basins and diversion points in the country, storage / reservoir studies, toposheet & prefeasibility studies of link canal, NWDA identified 30 links (14 Himalayan and 16 Peninsular) for preparing reports (FRs). The implementation of projects would create an additional irrigation potential of approximately 35 million hectare and generate about 34000 Mega Watts (MW) hydropower, apart from the incidental benefits of flood moderation, navigation, drinking and industrial water supply, fisheries, salinity and pollution control etc
Financial Details of the scheme-
|Component of RBM||Recurring /Non-recurring||Year 2017-18||Year 2018-19||Year 2019-20||Total|
|Brahmaputra Board|| Recurring |
Sub total (A)
| 59.17 |
| 65.087 |
| 71.60 |
| 195.86 |
|CWC Component under IWRDS|| Recurring |
Taking up Survey and Investigation of emergent and immediate nature.
Sub total (B)
| 10.30 |
| 11.15 |
| 12.79 |
| 34.24 |
|NWDA Component under IWRDS|| Recurring |
Sub total (C)
| 58.85 |
| 64.75 |
| 71.25 |
| 194.85 |
|Grand Total (A+B+C+D)||673.43 or Say Rs. 674 Cr)|