Kelo Major Irrigation Project JI02840

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1Irrigation Project Name Kelo Major Irrigation Project
2Irrigation Project Name Alias
3Purpose Irrigation
4Type Major
5Engineering Type Storage
6Status Ongoing
7State Chhattisgarh
8Districts Benefited Raigarh
9Basin Mahanadi
10River Kelo
11Project Sharing None
12Intercountry None
13Interbasin No
14Work Started in 5 Year Plan XI-Plan
15Completed in 5 Year Plan
16Project Approval Status Planning Commission
17Year of Approval by Planning Commission 2009
18Approved Cost (Rs. in cr) 606.91
19Actual Cost (Rs. in cr)
20Culturable Command Area (CCA) (th ha) 24.39
21Ultimate Irrigation Potential (UIP) (th ha) 22.81
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 Yes
28Project Covered under Drought Prone Area Programme (DPAP)
1Kelo DamDam


Kelo Project (Chhattisgarh) envisages construction of an earthen dam with concrete/ masonry spillway across river Kelo, a tributary of river Mahanadi and is situated near village Danote, 8 kms North of Raigarh town in Raigarh district of Chhattisgarh. The project contemplates to provide irrigation benefits to an area of 22,810 ha (Annual Irrigation) in a CCA of 24,396 ha in Raigarh and Janjgir-Champa districts of Chhattisgarh. In addition, provision of drinking water of 4.44 MCM to Raigarh town and 4.44 MCM for industrial use is also kept in the project proposal.

Unit – I Head works

The project envisages construction of earthen dam with two saddle dams and a concrete spillway as detailed under.

  1. Earthen dam of maximum height of 24.22 m with total length of 2270 m comprising of main earthen dam of 1270 m, Saddle I earthen dam of 90 m and Saddle II earthen dam of 910 m.
  2. Gross storage capacity is 76.07 Mcum and live storage capacity is 45.84 Mcum.
  3. Concrete/ masonry gravity dam is provided in Saddle I comprising of 142 m overflow portion and 50 m non over flow portion. The spillway radial gates (8 numbers) are of size 10×14.25 meter.
  4. Head Sluice is provided at RD 1240 m of main earthen dam for designed discharge of 24.58 m³/sec.

Unit – II Canals

  • The total length of main canal and branch canal is 28.31 km with head discharge capacity of 24.58 m³/sec and the length of distributaries and minors is 165 km & 215 km respectively covering CCA of 24,396 ha.

Techno-Economic Appraisal

Kelo Project has been accepted by the Advisory Committee of MoWR in its 95th meeting held on 20.01.2009. Planning Commission accorded Investment Clearance vide letter No. 2(44)/3/2009-WR New Delhi dated 20.02.2009 for an estimated cost of Rs. 606.91 crore at 2008 PL.

Present Status

At present construction of dam is under progress and no irrigation potential is created. The project is schedule for completion by the year 2015. The project was brought under AIBP assistance during the year 2008-09.

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