Sapan Medium Irrigation Project JI00610

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1Irrigation Project Name Sapan Medium Irrigation Project
2Irrigation Project Name Alias
3Purpose Irrigation
4Type Medium
5Engineering Type Storage
6Status Ongoing
7State Maharashtra
8Districts Benefited Amravati
9Basin Tapi
10River Sapan
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 2007
18Approved Cost (Rs. in cr) 200.7
19Actual Cost (Rs. in cr)
20Culturable Command Area (CCA) (th ha) 5.17
21Ultimate Irrigation Potential (UIP) (th ha) 7.2
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
1Sapan DamDam

Project Description

The Sapan Medium Irrigation Project is constructed in the Tapi Basin in Amravati district of Maharashtra. The project comprises of 798 m long earth dam with the maximum height of 55.34 m; 197.25 m long concrete dam having the maximum height of 47m with 57 m long left non-overflow block, 83.25 m long right non-overflow block and 57 m long gated spillway across river Sapan, a tributary of river Purna near Wazar village in Achalpur Taluka of Amravati district. The Ogee-shaped spillway has 3 radial gates each of size 12m x 6.50m to pass design flood of 1,347 m3/s. The canal system consists of 10.90 km long Left Bank Canal (LBC) to cover the Culturable Command Area (CCA) of 5176 ha in Achalpur and Chandur Bazar talukas of Amravati district of Maharashtra.

The ultimate irrigation potential of the project is 6,380 ha in 33 villages of Achalpur Taluka and 2 villages of Chandur Bazar Taluka of Amravati district out of which, 5669 ha of the ultimate irrigation potential will be created in Achalpur. The entire command area has been identified as DPAP area. The project also provide 0.144 Mm3 water for domestic use for Achalpur and 0.456 Mm3 of water for industrial use in Achalpur and Paratwada.

The construction work of the project started during 2000. The project was approved by the Planning Commission, Govt. of India for an estimated cost of Rs. 200.70 crore at 2005-06 price level in October 2007. The project has been included in AIBP under PM Package for Vidarbha Region during 2007-08. The project is complted during 2009-10 and total potentail created is 4735 hectare. the latest estimated cost of the project is Rs 87.34 crore.

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