Upper Wardha Major Irrigation Project JI00465

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1Irrigation Project Name Upper Wardha Major Irrigation Project
2Irrigation Project Name Alias
3Purpose Irrigation
4Type Major
5Engineering Type Lift, Storage
6Status Completed
7State Maharashtra
8Districts Benefited Wardha,Amravati
9Basin Godavari
10River Wardha
11Project Sharing None
12Intercountry None
13Interbasin No
14Work Started in 5 Year Plan V-Plan
15Completed in 5 Year Plan XII-Plan
16Project Approval Status Planning Commission
17Year of Approval by Planning Commission 1976
18Approved Cost (Rs. in cr) 39.88
19Actual Cost (Rs. in cr)
20Culturable Command Area (CCA) (th ha) 83.3
21Ultimate Irrigation Potential (UIP) (th ha) 75.08
22Potential Created (PC) (th ha) 75.08
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) Yes
1Upper Wardha DamDam

Project in Brief

The Upper Wardha Project is located on river Wardha, Godavari basin in Amravati district of Maharashtra. The project has following components

  1. 5588.50 m long earthen dam with maximum height of 39.90 m and 331.50 m long concrete dam with 240.50 m long central spillway with maximum height of 46.20 m and non over flow blocks of 91 m length across river Wardha near Simbhora village, Tehsil Morshi of Amravati district. The reservoir created will have gross storage capacity of 678.27 MCM and live storage capacity of 564.05 MCM.
  1. 240.50 m long gated ogee shaped central spillway with 13 radial gates of size 15m x 12m to pass designed flood of 19.57 cubic meter/sec.
  2. 42.40 km long left bank canal and 95.50 km long right bank canal having discharge capacity of 10.42 cumec/second and 37.00 cumec/second respectively

The project was approved by planning commission in May 1976 for an estimated cost of 39.88 crore with potential of 75080 ha and CCA 83330. The project will also provide 79.719 million cubic meter water for domestic use.
The project was started in the year 1976 and is completed during XI five- year plan and full irrigation potential has been created. Total expenditure on the project is Rs 978.75 crore upto end of XI plan.

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