Sanjay Sagar(Gomukh) Medium Irrigation Project JI00982

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1Irrigation Project Name Sanjay Sagar (Gomukh ) Medium Irrigation Project
2Irrigation Project Name Alias
3Purpose Irrigation
4Type Medium
5Engineering Type Storage
6Status Completed
7State Madhya Pradesh
8Districts Benefited Guna
9Basin Ganga
10River Gomukh
11Project Sharing None
12Intercountry None
13Interbasin No
14Work Started in 5 Year Plan AP (1978-80)
15Completed in 5 Year Plan IX-Plan
16Project Approval Status Planning Commission
17Year of Approval by Planning Commission 1980
18Approved Cost (Rs. in cr) 3.5
19Actual Cost (Rs. in cr) 41.71
20Culturable Command Area (CCA) (th ha) 6.1
21Ultimate Irrigation Potential (UIP) (th ha) 8.05
22Potential Created (PC) (th ha) 8.05
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 No
28Project Covered under Drought Prone Area Programme (DPAP)
1Sanjay Sagar(Gomukh) DamDam

Brief Description

Sanjay Sagar (Gomukh) medium irrigation project is constructed across river Gomukh nalla, a tributary of Parwati river in Chambal/Yamuna sub-basin/Ganga basin. It is located in Raghogarh Tehsil of District Guna, Madhya Pradesh, at a distance of about 175 km from Bhopal. The main components of the projects are as given below:

  • Earthen dam 630 meter long with maximum height of 31.82 meter.
  • Subsidiary earthen dam, 270 meter long with maximum height of 8.27 meter on right flank
  • Surplusing arrangement consist of waste weir, 166 meter long with fall (Chute) of 6.14 meter
  • A line canal system with head discharge of 5.20 cumec consisting of 6.05 km long main canal that branches into two canal i.e. 14.79 km long Right branch canal (RBC) and 7.30 km long Left branch canal (LBC) on right bank of Gomukh nalla.


The project received investment clearance of Planning Commission in the year 1980 for an estimated cost of Rs 350.70 lakh (1977 price level). The project provides irrigation to an area of 8052 hectare (CCA 6100 hectare with 132% intensity) of 46 villages in Raghogarh Tehsil of Guna district. The project was started in the year 1979-80 and the project is completed during the year 1997-98. The project received credit of World Bank as well as loan from NABARD for its construction.

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