Punad Major Irrigation Project JI00489

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1Irrigation Project Name Punad Major Irrigation Project
2Irrigation Project Name Alias
3Purpose Irrigation
4Type Major
5Engineering Type Diversion, Storage
6Status Ongoing
7State Maharashtra
8Districts Benefited Nashik
9Basin Tapi
10River Girna,Punand
11Project Sharing None
12Intercountry None
13Interbasin No
14Work Started in 5 Year Plan VI-Plan
15Completed in 5 Year Plan
16Project Approval Status Planning Commission
17Year of Approval by Planning Commission 2005
18Approved Cost (Rs. in cr) 157.78
19Actual Cost (Rs. in cr)
20Culturable Command Area (CCA) (th ha) 17.84
21Ultimate Irrigation Potential (UIP) (th ha) 10.85
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
1Chankapur DamDam
2Punad DamDam
3Sule WeirBarrage/ Weir/ Anicut (BWA)

Project Description

Punad Irrigation Project, started in 1982, is being constructed on river Punad, a tributary of river Girna in Tapi basin near village Suple Digar in Nasik District of Maharashtra. The project comprises of a 706.5m long composite dam with maximum height-33.28 m with design floods of 1985 cumecs through 4 radial gates of 12 x 6.50 m size along-with 9.40 km long Left Bank Canal and 8.50 km long Right Bank Canal at Suple for 445 ha annual irrigation. In addition, the project includes construction of 120 m long pick up weir near Sule village, 6 km downstream of Suple dam alongwith 34 km long Left Bank Canal and 19.00 km long Right Bank Canal for 3315 ha annual irrigation and construction of 37.10 km long Right Bank Canal from existing Chankapur storage for 7086 ha annual irrigation. Project was earlier accorded investment clearance by the Planning Commission, in December 2005 for creation of 10846 ha annual irrigation with 61% irrigation intensity on 17841 ha CCA with an estimated cost Rs 157.78 Crore (as per 2004-05 price level). Subsequently the project cost was revised to Rs 340.56 Crore (PL 2008-09) and approved by the Planning Commission in May 2009.

Present Status

Project has been receiving Central Assistance (CA) under AIBP since 2006-07 and out of total target of 10846 ha, reportedly IP of 7875 ha of I.P. was created by 03/2011. The outstanding 2971 ha is proposed to be created by 03/2012.

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