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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.
(a)  Union Cabinet in its meeting held on July 24, 2014 approved the constitution of     the Special Committee on ILR
(b)   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. 

Important decisions taken during the meetings of Special Committee 

In the first meeting of the Special Committee for Interlinking of Rivers (ILR) it was decided to constitute four specific sub-committees viz., 

  • Sub-committee for comprehensive evaluation of various studies / reports: 

Eight meetings of the Sub-Committee have been held so far on 26.02.2015, 11.03.2015, 07.04.2015, 30.06.2015, 21.08.2015, 29.09.2015, 26.07.2016 and 28.12.2017. 

  • Sub-Committee for system studies for identification of most appropriate alternate plan 

 Twelve meetings of the Sub-Committee have been held so far on 26.02.2015, 12.03.2015, 07.04.2015, 11.05.2015, 28.07.2015, 21.08.2015, 29.09.2015, 13.05.2016, 30.08.2016, 03.03.2017, 26.02.2018 and 27.07.2018. 

  • 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 

 A Consensus Group has been constituted by Ministry of Water Resources in June, 2002, under the Chairmanship of Chairman, Central Water Commission with DG, NWDA as Member Secretary. 11 meetings of the Group were held.   This group has been renamed as ‘Sub-Committee for consensus building through negotiations and arriving at agreements between the concerned states’. This Sub-Committee has held two meetings on 17.04.2015 and 30.10.2015. 

  • 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 the 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.
  • Hon’ble Minister for Water Resources, RD & GR has reviewed the status of Ken – Betwa link in presence of Hon’ble Chief Minister, Madhya Pradesh on 01.09.2014.
  • EAC of MoEF&CC accorded Environmental Clearance for the Ken-Betwa link project phase-I on 25.08.2017 subject to certain conditions.
  • NBWL recommended the project for Wildlife clearance on 23.08.2016 subject to certain conditions.
  • The Stage-I forest land diversion clearance has been accorded by FAC of MoEF&CC on 25.05.2017 subject to certain conditions.
  • MoTA has accorded clearance for R&R plan of PAFs with certain conditions on 04.01.2017.
  • Central Empowered Committee of Hon’ble Supreme Court considered the project proposal in its meeting held on 01.05.2017 and its concurrence is awaited.
  • Investment Clearance has been accorded by MoWR,RD&GR vide letter dated 19.06.2017.
  • On the suggestion of NITI Aayog, a draft Cabinet Note for funding pattern of Ken-Betwa link project regarding 90 (C):10(S) duly approved by Hon’ble Minister (WR,RD&GR) was circulated on 21st February 2017 to concerned Ministries/ Departments for their comments/views.
  • A draft Cabinet Note for implementation mechanism of the project duly approved by Hon’ble Minister(WR,RD&GR) was circulated on 30.05.2017 to concerned Ministries/Departments for their comments/views.
  • Public Investment Board(PIB) Memorandum for appraisal of the project has been circulated on 9.6.2017 to concerned Ministries/Departments for their comments/views.
  • Hon’ble Minister(WR,RD&GR) convened a meeting on 25.09.2017 with Hon’ble Chief Ministers of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh during which both the Chief Ministers have agreed for implementation of the project.
  • Hon’ble Minister(WR,RD&GR) reviewed the status of the project during the  meeting held on 16.01.2018 with representatives of Govts of UP and MP and sorted out various issues.
  • Hon’ble Minister(WR,RD&GR) held meetings with Hon’ble Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh on 13.02.2018 & 18.05.2018 for finalization of MoU for implementation of the project.
  • Secretary(WR,RD&GR) held meetings with officials of Govts of UP and MP on 20.12.2017 and 23.04.2018 for finalization of MoU for implementation of the project.
  • An agreement between NWDA and NHPC was signed on 21.11.2017 for preparation of tender document (EPC MODE) on turnkey basis for Ken-Betwa Link Project.
  • MoU signed by Wildlife Institute of India (WII), National Tiger Conservation Authority  (NTCA), MoWR,RD&GR, State of UP and MP for development of Landscape Management Plan and Monitoring with reference to Ken-Betwa link project in Panna Tiger Reserve, Madhya Pradesh (MP) on 21.03.2018.
  • The leftout clearances are in the advance stages and the Government will start implementing this National Project as model link project of ILR programme after the statutory clearances. 
  • 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. 

Phase-II

  • The DPR of the link Project was completed and submitted to Governments of Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh on 17.01.2014.
  • Based on the suggestions of Govt of Madhya Pradesh, the projects under Phase-II now consists of Lower Orr dam, Kotha barrage and Bina complex projects. The DPRs of these  projects are under technical appraisal in CWC,
  • EAC of MoEF&CC has recommended Lower Orr dam for Environmental Clearance in its 93rd meeting held on 02.05.2016.
  • FAC of MoEF&CC recommended Lower Orr Dam for Forest Land Diversion Clearance in its meeting held on 30.03.2017.
  • MoTA has accorded clearance for R&R plan of PAFs of Lower Orr dam vide letter dated 03.10.2018
  • WRD, Govt of Madhya Pradesh has obtained Environmental clearance and Stage-I&II Forest clearance for Bina complex projects.

Comprehensive DPR of Ken-Betwa link project

Comprehensive DPR of KBLP including additional command areas as proposed by State Governments of Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh is under finalization.

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

  • The MoU for preparation of DPRs of Damanganga – Pinjal & Par-Tapi-Narmada links has been signed by the Chief Ministers of Gujarat, Maharashtra and Union Minister (WR, RD & GR) in the presence of Hon’ble Prime Minister on 03.05.2010. Sharing of water between the two States through these two projects are linked viz., Damanganga-Pinjal link will augment drinking water supply to   Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai whereas the Par-Tapi-Narmada link project will irrigate/benefit Gujarat State besides a smaller area in Maharashtra.
  • DPR of Damanganga-Pinjal link project was completed during March 2014 whereas the DPR of Par-Tapi-Narmada link project was completed during 2015.
  • A draft Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for implementation for Damanganga-Pinjal and Par-Tapi-Narmada link projects (including the four intra-state link projects as suggested by Govt of Maharashtra) has been sent to Governments of Maharashtra and Gujarat which would pave the way for implementation of these link projects.
  • Hon’ble Minister(WR,RD&GR) convened a meeting on 25.09.2017 with Hon’ble Chief Ministers of Maharashtra and Gujarat during which both the Chief Ministers have agreed for implementation of both the projects.
  • Hon’ble Minister(WR,RD&GR) convened another meeting on 16.01.2018 with representatives of Govts of Maharashtra and Gujarat to review the status of both the projects.
  • 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 for implementation of the project.

Damanganga – Pinjal Link Project 

  • The DPR of Damanganga – Pinjal link was completed in March, 2014 and submitted to Governments of Maharashtra and Gujarat.
  • Techno-economic clearance by Advisory Committee of MoWR,RD&GR has been accorded for the project subject to Forest Clearance from MoEF&CC for diversion of forest land and clearance from MoTA for the R&R plan for PAFs.
  • Hon’ble Minister (WR,RD&GR) held  meetings with the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Maharashtra at Mumbai on 7th January, 2015 and 08.09.2017 to expedite the further course of action on the project.
  • Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai(MCGM) submitted online applications for forest and MoTA clearances.

Par – Tapi – Narmada Link Project 

  • The Detailed Project Report (DPR) of Par-Tapi-Narmada Link Project has been completed by NWDA in August, 2015 and submitted to Government of Maharashtra and Government of Gujarat.
  • Based on the suggestions of Govt of Gujarat to include more tribal areas in the command area, the DPR was modified and sent to Govts of Gujarat and Maharashtra  during May 2017. Govt of Gujarat sent the modified DPR to CWC and the same is under technical appraisal.

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 13th – 17th 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 14th  – 17th  January, 2015.

India Water Week – 2016 

  • India Water Week (IWW) 2016 was organised during April 4th-8th, 2016 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi and Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. The theme of India Water Week 2016 was “Water for all: Striving Together”.
  • The event was inaugurated by Sushri Uma Bharti, Hon’ble Minister for WR,RD&GR on 4th 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 was held during 10th – 14th October 2017 with the theme “Water and Energy for inclusive growth” at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi and Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. 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. 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 during 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 during 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 Report (DPR) of four Intra-State links viz., Burhi Gandak-Noon-Baya-Ganga and Kosi-Mechi link projects of Bihar State, Ponnaiyar(Nedungal)-Palar link project of Tamil Nadu State and Wainganga(Gosikhurd)-Nalganga(Purna/Tapi) link project of Maharashtra State have been completed in December 2013, March 2014, August 2018 and November 2018 respectively.
  • Techno-economic clearance for Kosi-Mechi intra-state link project was accorded by MoWR,RD&GR on 08.07.2016.
  • CWC completed the technical appraisal of Burhi Gandak-Noon-Baya-Ganga link project and suggested to consider the project as Flood Moderation Project.
  • As requested by Govt of Maharashtra, the DPRs of two intra-state links viz., Damanganga(Ekdare)-Godavari link and Damanganga(Vagh/Val)-Vaitarna-Godavari (Kadva Dev) link projects are presently under preparation 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 MW 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.