Lower Indra Major Irrigation Project JI02391

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1Irrigation Project Name Lower Indra Major Irrigation Project
2Irrigation Project Name Alias
3Purpose Irrigation
4Type Major
5Engineering Type Storage
6Status Ongoing
7State Odisha
8Districts Benefited Balangir,Nuapada
9Basin Mahanadi
10River Indra
11Project Sharing None
12Intercountry None
13Interbasin No
14Work Started in 5 Year Plan IX-Plan
15Completed in 5 Year Plan
16Project Approval Status Planning Commission
17Year of Approval by Planning Commission 1999
18Approved Cost (Rs. in cr) 211.7
19Actual Cost (Rs. in cr)
20Culturable Command Area (CCA) (th ha) 29.9
21Ultimate Irrigation Potential (UIP) (th ha) 38.87
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) Yes
1Lower Indra DamDam

Project in Brief

The components of the project are as under:

i) 3780 m long earth dam

ii) 159 m long centrally located ogee type gated spillway.

iii) 49.38 km long Left Main Canal (LMC)

iv) 8.22 km long Right Main Canal (RMC).

v) 3 nos. dykes, 660m, 542m and 1190m long respectively.

vi) Right & left canal head regulators.

vii) Distribution system.

Estimated cost of the project, as approved by Planning Commission in 1999, is Rs.211.70 crore. The project was included under AIBP assistance during 1999-2000. The 1st revised approved estimated cost of the project (at 2004 level) is Rs.521.13 crore. The latest revised cost is Rs.1182.23 crore (2008 price level), approved by 98th TAC of MOWR on 9th July, 2009. Investment clearance has been obtained from the Planning Commission for revised cost.

The ultimate irrigation potential of the project is 38870 hectare and upto March 2011 irrigation potential created is 17160 hectare.

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