Chheligada Medium Irrigation Project JI02445

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1Irrigation Project Name Chheligada Medium Irrigation Project
2Irrigation Project Name Alias
3Purpose Irrigation
4Type Medium
5Engineering Type Storage
6Status Ongoing
7State Odisha
8Districts Benefited Ganjam
9Basin East flowing rivers between Mahanadi and Pennar
10River Badajore
11Project Sharing None
12Intercountry None
13Interbasin No
14Work Started in 5 Year Plan X-Plan
15Completed in 5 Year Plan
16Project Approval Status Planning Commission
17Year of Approval by Planning Commission 2003
18Approved Cost (Rs. in cr) 52.96
19Actual Cost (Rs. in cr)
20Culturable Command Area (CCA) (th ha) 3.8
21Ultimate Irrigation Potential (UIP) (th ha) 3.88
22Potential Created (PC) (th ha)
23Project Covered under ERM Scheme No
24Project Covered under CADA Scheme No
25Project Covered under AIBP Scheme Yes
26Studies Conducted
27Project Covered under Tribal Sub-Plan
28Project Covered under Drought Prone Area Programme (DPAP)
1Chheligada DamDam

Project in Brief

Chheligada Dam Project comprises of a concrete dam across river Badajore, a tributary of river Vamsadhara, at Chheligada, in Gajapati District of Odisha. The salient features of the project are:

  • 160m long and 36m high concrete dam
  • 90m long centrally located Ogee type gated Spillway
  • 1.13 km long tunnel to connect Chheligada reservoir with Ghodahada river
  • Canal system directly from the dam to irrigate in Gajapati district
  • Pickup weir at Dekili over river Ghodahada
  • Link Canal from Pick up weir to u/s of Ramanadi Division weir
  • Remodelling of existing canal system and extension of Ramanadi Canal
  • Laying of pipe line for drinking water supply to Berhampur (Distt. Ganjam)

The project was approved by Planning Commission in September 2003 at an estimated cost of Rs.52.96 crore (1999 price level) envisaging irrigation to a Cultural Command Area (CCA) of 3000 ha. The ayacut has since been extended by providing additional 800 ha Irrigation to Gajapati District. The revised cost of the Project is Rs.207.01 crore (2007 price level) which does not include the power component. The revised cost has been approved in the 92nd Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) meeting held during February, 2008.

The project was started in 2003, and in the same year the entire project was brought under AIBP. Upto march 2011 no irrigation potential is created.

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