Potteru Major Irrigation Project JI02383

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1Irrigation Project Name Potteru Major Irrigation Project
2Irrigation Project Name Alias
3Purpose Irrigation
4Type Major
5Engineering Type Diversion
6Status Completed
7State Odisha
8Districts Benefited Dakshin Bastar Dantewada,Malkangiri
9Basin Godavari
10River Potteru(Saberi)
11Project Sharing None
12Intercountry None
13Interbasin No
14Work Started in 5 Year Plan IV-Plan
15Completed in 5 Year Plan X-Plan
16Project Approval Status Planning Commission
17Year of Approval by Planning Commission 1973
18Approved Cost (Rs. in cr) 14.81
19Actual Cost (Rs. in cr) 220.25
20Culturable Command Area (CCA) (th ha) 61.03
21Ultimate Irrigation Potential (UIP) (th ha) 109.86
22Potential Created (PC) (th ha) 90.17
23Project Covered under ERM Scheme No
24Project Covered under CADA Scheme Yes
25Project Covered under AIBP Scheme Yes
26Studies Conducted
27Project Covered under Tribal Sub-Plan Yes
28Project Covered under Drought Prone Area Programme (DPAP)
29Remarks Uses water released from Balimela HE project
1Surlikonda BarrageBarrage/ Weir/ Anicut (BWA)

Project in Brief

Since commencement of Balimela hydroelectric project, there were several proposals for utilzation of Balimela tail race discharge for irrigation in Malkangiri valley, but ultimately Potteru irrigation project materialized. The regulated discharge of 59.43 cumec of tail water of Balimela power house is coveyed through 2 km long open channel and discharge into river Potteru, a tributary of Saberi at 2.5 km downstream of village Surlikonda where the same is tapped for irrigation purpose by construction of barrage. The CCA of the project is 61,036 hecatre and potential is 1,09,884 hectare. Main features of the project is as under:

1. A Masonry barrage of 98 meter long and 10.73 meter in height having 5 number of radial gates of size 15.24x 7.16 m with two number of under sluices.

2. Two head regulator for RMC and LMC with design discharge of 22.26 cumec and 39.48 cumec.

3. Two main canal viz i). Gompakonda Left Main canal 76.16 km long having 5 distributaries, ii). Tamsa Right main canal, 79.82 km long having 4 distributaries.

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