Waghur Major Irrigation Project JI00467

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1Irrigation Project Name Waghur Major Irrigation Project
2Irrigation Project Name Alias
3Purpose Irrigation
4Type Major
5Engineering Type Lift, Storage
6Status Ongoing
7State Maharashtra
8Districts Benefited Jalgaon
9Basin Tapi
10River Waghur
11Project Sharing None
12Intercountry None
13Interbasin No
14Work Started in 5 Year Plan V-Plan
15Completed in 5 Year Plan
16Project Approval Status Planning Commission
17Year of Approval by Planning Commission 1975
18Approved Cost (Rs. in cr) 12.28
19Actual Cost (Rs. in cr)
20Culturable Command Area (CCA) (th ha) 34.4
21Ultimate Irrigation Potential (UIP) (th ha) 30.35
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
1Waghur DamDam

Brief Description

The Waghur is a major irrigation project across river Waghur, a tributary of Tapi, near village Raipur of Jalgaon district of Maharashtra. The project will irrigate annually an area of 30358 hectare in drought prone district of Jalgaon. It will provide drinking water to Jalgaon city also. The project comprises of following component:

(i) A 1080 meter long earthen dam with maximum height of 39.50 meter including 297.25 meter gated spillway with 123.45 meter NOF blocks section on either side of spillway. The spillway is provided with 20 number of radial gates of 12x 8 meter size to pass design flood discharge of 16,644 cumec.

(ii) Right bank canal of 24 km long with design discharge of 2.59 cumec and left bank canal of 16.85 km long with design discharge of 12.625 cumec.

(iii) Lift irrigation component of having Raising main of 21.50 km with 3 branches.

The project received investment clearance of Planning Commission in the year 1975 at an estimated cost of Rs 12.28 crore with ICA as 16,984 hectare and annual irrigation as 18,567 hectare. Due to change in scope and rise in cost, the project has received revised investment clearance of Planning commission in May 2011 for an estimated cost of Rs 1183.55 crore (2009 price level), with CCA of the project is 34,403 hectare, irrigable command area is 24,884 hectare and annual irrigation is 30,358 hectare. The project was started in the year 1978 and in order to expedite the progress of works, the project was brought under AIBP during the financial year 2006-07 and upto the end of March 2012, irrigation potential developed is 19229 hectare and expenditure is Rs 549.59 crore. The project is planned to be completed by the year 2015.

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