Cabinet Committee On Economic Affairs Approves Inclusion Of Jamrani Dam Project Under PMKSY-AIBP

  • Chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.
  • Inclusion of Jamrani Dam Multipurpose Project of Uttarakhand under Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana-Accelerated Irrigation Benefit Programme (PMKSY-AIBP).
  • Department of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation.
  • Central support of Rs.1,557.18 crore to Uttarakhand.
  • With an estimated cost of Rs.2,584.10 crore by March 2028.
  • The project envisages the construction of a dam near Jamrani village across river Gola, a tributary of river Ram Ganga, in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand.
  • The dam would feed the existing Gola barrage, through its 40.5 km length of canal system and 244 km long canal system, which was completed in 1981.
  • Additional irrigation of 57,065 ha (9,458 ha in Uttarakhand and 47,607 ha in Uttar Pradesh) in Nainital & Udham Singh Nagar districts of Uttarakhand, and Rampur & Bareilly districts in Uttar Pradesh.
  • Construction of two new feeder canals, 207 km of existing canals are to be renovated and 278 km of pucca field channels are to be taken up
  • Hydro power generation of 14 MW.
  • Provision of 42.70 million cubic metres (MCM) of drinking water to Haldwani and nearby areas benefitting more than 10.65 lakh population.
  • Cost/ benefit sharing between the two States is done as per an MOU signed in 2017.
  • Drinking water and power benefits shall be available entirely to Uttarakhand.

Background

  • PMKSY was launched in 2015-16, to enhance physical access to water on farms and expand cultivable areas under assured irrigation, improve farm water use efficiency, and introduce sustainable water conservation practices.
  • Accelerated Irrigation Benefits Programme (AIBP) component of PMKSY is for the creation of irrigation potential through major and medium irrigation projects.
  • 53 projects have been completed under PMKSY-AIBP and an additional irrigation potential of 25.14 lakh hectares has been created.
  • Six projects included after the AIBP component of PMKSY 2.0 since 2021-22.
  • Jamrani Dam Multipurpose Project is the seventh project on the list.
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