Shivnath Medium Irrigation Project JI02880

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1Irrigation Project Name Shivnath Medium Irrigation Project
2Irrigation Project Name Alias
3Purpose Irrigation
4Type Medium
5Engineering Type Diversion
6Status Completed
7State Chhattisgarh
8Districts Benefited Rajnandgaon
9Basin Mahanadi
10River Mahanadi
11Project Sharing None
12Intercountry None
13Interbasin No
14Work Started in 5 Year Plan V-Plan
15Completed in 5 Year Plan IX-Plan
16Project Approval Status Planning Commission
17Year of Approval by Planning Commission 1978
18Approved Cost (Rs. in cr) .42
19Actual Cost (Rs. in cr)
20Culturable Command Area (CCA) (th ha) 7.18
21Ultimate Irrigation Potential (UIP) (th ha) 5.87
22Potential Created (PC) (th ha) 5.87
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)
1Shivnath WeirBarrage/ Weir/ Anicut (BWA)

Brief Description of Project

Shivnath Diversion is a medium irrigation project located on river Shivnath a tributary of Mahanadi river. The project is located near village Chando in Rajnandgaon district in Chhattisgarh. The project is 51 km from Rajnandgaon town. The length of masonry weir is 275.0 meter and its height is 3.20 m. The project is planned to provide irrigation to 5870 hectare of land on the right bank of river Shivnath during Kharif season. The length of main canal is 50.84 km and total length of distributaries and minors is 58.94 km.

The project was approved by Planning Commission in the year 1978 for an estimated cost of Rs 0.40 crore, with CCA as 3272 hectare and potential of 2630 hectare. The project was started in the year 1976 but the progress remains slow and only 0.632 hectare potential was created. Subsequently the project received funding during the year 1997 under AIBP to complete the balance remaining works. The project has been completed during 2002-03 and full potential of 5870 hectare has been developed. The cost of the project is 24.20 crore.

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