Lower Pedhi Major Irrigation Project JI00647

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1Irrigation Project Name Lower Pedhi Major Irrigation Project
2Irrigation Project Name Alias
3Purpose Irrigation
4Type Major
5Engineering Type Storage
6Status Ongoing
7State Maharashtra
8Districts Benefited Akola,Amravati
9Basin Tapi
10River Pedhi
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 2008
18Approved Cost (Rs. in cr) 283.1
19Actual Cost (Rs. in cr)
20Culturable Command Area (CCA) (th ha) 12.23
21Ultimate Irrigation Potential (UIP) (th ha) 17.03
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)
1Lower Pedhi DamDam

Brief Description

The Lower Pedhi Major Irrigation Project is being constructed in the Tapi Basin in Amravati district of Maharashtra. The project envisages construction of 8,487 m long earth dam with the maximum height of 19.40 m and 123 m long central ogee type spillway with the maximum height of 39.65 m having 7 radial gates each of size 15 m x 12 m across river Pedhi, a tributary of river Purna, near village near village Nimbha in Bhatkuli taluka of district Amravati. The Canal system of the project comprises 21 km long Left Bank Canal (LBC) with head discharge of 7.1279 m3/s along with the distribution network (DISNET) and 11 km long Right Bank Canal (RBC) with head discharge of 3.239 m3/s along with DISNET to cover CCA of 10,323 ha in Bhatkuli taluka and 1,907 ha in Murtizapur taluka aggregating to 12,230 ha.

The ultimate irrigation potential of the project is 17,023 ha out of which 14,368 ha lies in Bhatkuli taluka and 2,655 ha in Murtizapur taluka. The project will benefit 39 villages in Bhatkuli taluka and 6 villages in Murtizapur taluka. The whole command area has been declared as drought prone area. The project will also have provision of 7.665 Mm3 water for domestic use and 5.11 Mm3 water for industrial use. The other benefits include Fisheries and Tourism.

The construction work of the project was started in September 2008. The project was approved by the Planning Commission, Govt. of India in August 2008 for an estimated cost of Rs. 283.10 crore at 2007-08 price level.

Present Status

The Lower Pedhi Major Irrigation Project has been included in AIBP under PM Package for Vidarbha Region during 2008-09. At the time of submission of the proposal i.e. up to September 2008, only the work of the main dam was just started. The balance works of the earth dam, spillway, head regulators, canal system with DISNET have been included in AIBP to create the irrigation potential of 17,023 ha. The dam and canal network are under construction. So far no irrigation potential is created.

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