THE MINISTER OF STATE FOR WATER RESOURCES, RIVER DEVELOPMENT AND GANGA REJUVENATION
(PROF.SANWAR LAL JAT)
(a) The project is under appraisal in Central Water Commission. The statutory clearances from Ministry of Environment & Forest and Ministry of Tribal Affairs, which are to be submitted by the project authorities, are still awaited. The project could be considered for the status of National Project only when the project as submitted by the State Government is techno economically viable and fulfills the criteria as laid down in the Guidelines for National Projects subject to all other statutory clearances from respective Ministries/Departments.
(b)&(c) No request from the experts or public representatives has been received to change its present design.
(d) There are 4 schemes (Inchampalli dam, Godavari Lift Irrigation Scheme (LIS), Kantanpalli LIS and Rajiv Sagar (LIS) planned in between Pranhita Chavella barrage and Dummugudem Anicut. The planned storage in Inchampalli dam is 151.35 TMC (power 975 MW). The planned diversion as available in Godavari LIS is 38.16 TMC and Rajiv Sagar LIS is 16.5 TMC. The project proposal of Kantanpalli LIS has not been received in CWC.
(e) The proposal for the above projects will be considered once they are cleared from inter-state angles, techno economic viability is established and all statutory clearances are obtained.