Kumbhi Medium Irrigation Project JI00523

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1Irrigation Project Name Kumbhi Medium Irrigation Project
2Irrigation Project Name Alias
3Purpose Irrigation
4Type Medium
5Engineering Type Storage
6Status Completed
7State Maharashtra
8Districts Benefited Kolhapur
9Basin Krishna
10River Kumbhi
11Project Sharing None
12Intercountry None
13Interbasin No
14Work Started in 5 Year Plan V-Plan
15Completed in 5 Year Plan XI-Plan
16Project Approval Status Planning Commission
17Year of Approval by Planning Commission 1981
18Approved Cost (Rs. in cr) 5.16
19Actual Cost (Rs. in cr) 64.19
20Culturable Command Area (CCA) (th ha) 9.17
21Ultimate Irrigation Potential (UIP) (th ha) 8.77
22Potential Created (PC) (th ha) 5.88
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)
1Kumbhi DamDam

Project Description

The Kumbhi Medium Irrigation Project is constructed in the Krishna Basin on river Kumbhi near village Lakhamapur in Gaganbawada Taluka of Kolhapur district in Maharashtra. The project comprises of 906 m long earth dam with maximum height of 42.58 m and 29 m long ogee-shaped spillway with 3 radial gates of size 8 m x 4 m The water stored in the reservoir would be utilised to release water in the river to provide an annual irrigation to 8711 ha in Gaganbawda, Karveer and Panhala Taluka of Kolhapur district by lifting water from river through 10 KT Weirs which have already been constructed long back. Other benefits would be fisheries and tourism.

The execution of the project was started in 1980. The project was approved by the Planning Commission for Rs. 5.16 crore in 1981. During 2002-03 the project was brought under AIBP (under fast track) and is completed in the year 2006-07.Total potential created is 5881 hectare.

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