Strategy 3.1

Expeditious implementation of water resources projects

a) Major, Medium & Extension Renovation & Modernization (ERM) Irrigation Projects

At the end of the XI plan 326 Major and Medium irrigation projects which include 148 Major, 138 Medium and 40 ERM irrigation projects were under construction. Against the targeted irrigation potential of 10.1 Million Hectare in XII Plan under Accelerated Irrigation Benefit Programme (AIBP) creation, Irrigation potential of 1.04 Million Hectare was created upto March 2014 which includes created potential of 0.46 Million Hectare during 2012-13 and 0.58 Million Hectar during 2013-14. Implementation of programme is being monitored by CWC.

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b) Scheme of National Projects

The Ministry of Jal Shakti issued guidelines for implementation of Scheme of National Projects which was further modified on 29.08.2012 to include extension, renovation and modernization projects envisaging restoration of lost potential of 2 lakh hectares or more under the national projects category.

The Government of India has identified 16 projects as National Projects, out of which four projects are under execution. Polavaram Irrigation Project has been included under the Scheme vide Gazette Notification dated 1st March, 2014. Lakhwar Multipurpose Project has been accepted by the Advisory Committee and investment clearance is awaited. Six projects viz Renuka, Kishau, Ujh, Ken Betwa link Ph-I, Noa-Dihang and Kulsi dam are under appraisal in CWC/CEA. Two projects namely Bursar and Gyspa are at DPR preparation / finalization stage. Remaining two projects namely 2nd Ravi Beas Link Project and Upper Siang Project are at conceptual stage.


Sl No

Name of the Project (State)

Year-wise central assistance released under Scheme of National Project (Amount. In Rs crore)



Gosikhurd Irrigation Project (Maharashtra)

2008-09 (450.00)

2009-10 (720.00)

2010-11 (1412.94)

2011-12 (NIL)

2012-13 (405.00)

2013-14 (NIL)

Total = 2987.94

A proposal to release the first instalment of Central grant of Rs. 225.19 crore for 2014-15 was recommended by CWC in August, 2014.



Teesta Barrage Project (West Bengal)

2009-10 (NIL)

2010-11 (81.00)

2011-12 (97.20)

2012-13 (NIL)

2013-14 (NIL)

Total= 178.20




No grant released thereafter.


Saryu Nahar Pariyojana (Uttar Pradesh)

2012-13 (67.98)

2013-14 (380.75)

2014-15 (210.85)

Total= 659.59

A proposal for 2nd instalment of Rs 248.355 crore for 2014-15 was recommended by CWC in February, 2015.



Shahpur Kandi (Punjab)

2009-10 (10.80)

2010-11 (15.236)

2011-12 (NIL)

2012-13 (NIL)

2013-14 (NIL)

Total= 26.036


No grant released thereafter.


Indira Sagar Polavaram Project (Andhra Pradesh)


Rs 304.472 crore was recommended by CWC for reimbursement on the expenditure  by State Government for 2014-15.