Investigation Circle, NWDA, Valsad

Works Entrusted with Investigation Circle, NWDA, Valsad

Name of Work

Progress Achieved

NWDA Completed 137 Water Balance Study (WBS) of basins/sub-basins and 71 WBS of diversion points proposed under the Peninsular and Himalayan Components of National Perspective Plan (NPP). In addition to this, NWDA is also engaged in preparation of new WBS reports as and when required pertaining to Intra State as well as IBWT Link projects. The revision/updation of these WBS reports incorporating latest data/observations of concerned State Governments/various Departments are a continuous technical job of the Investigation Circle (IC) and attached Investigation Divisions (IDs) of NWDA. Accordingly, the works entrusted to the IC/IDs are:

I

Preparation /Revision/Updation of WBS Reports

(a)

Par basin and at diversion sites up to Damanganga-Sabarmati Chowarbad (D-S-C) link project

Report circulated vide letter No. NWDA/CE(S)/IC-V/WBS Par/2018-DB/210-250 dated 29.01.2018

(b)

Ambica basin and at diversion points up to D-S-C link project

Report circulated vide letter No. NWDA/CE(S)/IC-V/WBS/2019-DB/495-541 dated 21.02.2019

(c)

Mindhola basin and at diversion sites up to D-S-C link project

Report circulated vide letter No. NWDA/CE(S)/IC-V/WBS/2019-DB/1095-1141 dated 29.05.2019

(d)

Auranga basin and at diversion sites up to D-S-C link project

Report circulated vide letter No. NWDA/CE(S)/IC-V/WBS /2017-DB/2727-68 dated 05.10.2017

(e)

Purna basin and at diversion sites up to D-S-C link project

Report circulated vide letter No. NWDA/CE(S)/Purna-WBS /2018-DB/725-64 dated 06.03.2018

(f)

Tapi basin up to Ukai dam

Preparation of draft report is under progress.

II

Intra State Link Projects

Pre-Feasibility Report (PFR)/Feasibility Report (FR)/ Detailed Project Report (DPR) have to be prepared by the IC/IDs on the proposal as and when received from concerned State Government(s). So far NWDA have received 46 Intra State link proposals from various State Governments. The Intra State link studies presently targeted by the IC/IDs are:

III

Preparation of PFR/DPRs of Intra State Link Projects

After approval of the PFR/FR, its DPR has to be prepared with the consensus of concerned State Government(s).

(a)

Damanganga - Sabarmati - Chorwad Link Project (D-S-C) of Gujarat

PFR completed.

Govt. of Gujarat requested to NWDA to prepare the DPR of Damanganga-Sabarmati-Chorwad link project vide their letter No. MIS/2017/77/J dated 17.01.2017. They agreed to bear the cost of preparation of DPR. Hqs,NWDA,New Delhi sent an estimate for Gross Amount of Rs. 47.46 Crore for survey & Investigations and preparation of DPR of Damanganga-Sabarmati-Chorwad link project for conveying the consent of Govt. of Gujarat for payment to the Chief Engineer (SG) & Additional Secretary, Narmada Water Resources, Water Supply & Kalpsar Dept. Gandhinagar vide letter No NWDA/Tech-I/113/29GJ-1(D-S-C)/2017/03-05 dated 3.1.2019.

NWDA, Valsad again sent the Estimate & MoU to the Chief Engineer (SG) & Additional Secretary, Narmada Water Resources, Water Supply & Kalpsar Dept. Gandhinagar vide letter No NWDA/SE/IC/T-105/1777-79 dated 13.11.2019 requesting for conveying the consent of Govt. of Gujarat on estimate and schedule of payment of fund to NWDA. 

Final consent of estimate and MoU of Govt. of Gujarat is awaited.

(b)

Wainganga (Gosikhurd) - Nalganga (Purna Tapi) Intra-State Link Project of Maharashtra (ID, Nagpur) 

DPR completed and submitted to HQs, NWDA vide Lr. No.NWDA/ID/NGP/Tech-4/2018/909-11 dated 03.11.2018. DPR submitted to Govt.of Maharashtra vide letter No.NWDA/Tech-I/113/29/MH-I(W-N)Vol-I/16137 dated 6.11.2018

IV

Preparation of DPRs of Inter State Link Projects

The then Ministry of Irrigation (Now the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation) and Central Water Commission (CWC) formulated the NPP for Water Resources Development in 1980, by envisaging Inter Basin Water Transfer (IBWT) Project from surplus river basins to deficit ones with a view to minimize the regional imbalances in water resources and optimally utilize the water resources available. The preparations of DPRs entrusted to the IC are:

(c)

Par-Tapi-Narmada Link Project

After completion of Pre-Feasibility Report and agreement of concerned State Government on Feasibility Report of the Par-Tapi- Narmada Link project, Detailed Project Report has been completed in August, 2015. DPR of Par-Tapi- Narmada Link project has been modified in April, 2017 after considering suggestions/observations of Government of Gujarat and submitted to Government of Maharashtra and Government of Gujarat for their views/observations.

Various Technical clearance from Central Water Commission/ Ministry of Environment and Forest/ Ministry of Tribal Affairs/Investment clearance have to be acquired to undertake/construction rehabilitate/implementation of the projects either by NWDA or through an appointed agency /organization/PSU or Company for the completion of the project.

(d)

Damanganga-Pinjal Link Project

After completion of Pre-Feasibility Report and agreement of concerned State Government on Feasibility Report of the Damanganga-Pinjal-Link project Detailed Project Report has been completed in March, 2014. Detailed Project Report submitted to Government of Maharashtra and Government of Gujarat for their views/observations on the link project.

Techno-economic Clearance by the Advisory Committee of MoWR,RD&GR was accorded in it's 129th Meeting held on 08.07.2016 with certain conditions.

Revised requisite form for MOTA clearance as per RFCTLARR Act 2013 prepared by WAPCOS with all required enclosures send to Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai and Deputy Secretary ,Govt. of India ,New Delhi. Letter has also been sent to Deputy Secretary, Ministry of Tribal Affairs Government of India, (MFP & Judl. Section),New Delhi for issuing clearance of MOTA vide this office letter No. NWDA/IC/V/T-142/1789-90 dated 13.11.2019 and NWDA/IC/V/T-142/297-300 dated 11.2.2020 respectively.

Various clearance from Ministry of Environment and Forest/ Ministry of Tribal Affairs/Investment clearance have to be acquired to undertake/construction rehabilitate/implementation of the projects either by NWDA or through an appointed agency /organization/PSU or Company for the completion of the project.