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Govt gives nod to Jamrani Dam multipurpose Project in Uttarakhand

The Indian central government has given the green light to include the Jamrani Dam Multipurpose Project in Uttarakhand under the Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana-Accelerated Irrigation Benefit Programme (PMKSY-AIBP). This decision was made during a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Financial Support

  • The Central government will provide Rs 1,557 crore to Uttarakhand for the completion of the Jamrani Dam project.
  • The entire project is estimated to cost Rs 2,584 crore and is expected to be finished by March 2028.

Jamrani Dam Project

  • The Jamrani Dam project involves the construction of a dam near Jamrani village, which is situated on the Gola River, a tributary of the Ram Ganga River in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand.

Irrigation and Canal System

  • The dam will supply water to the existing Gola barrage through a 40.5 km canal system.
  • This will provide irrigation water to a substantial area, covering 57,065 hectares of land.
  • This includes 9,458 hectares in Uttarakhand and 47,607 hectares in Uttar Pradesh.
  • The regions that will benefit from this irrigation cover Nainital, Udham Singh Nagar districts in Uttarakhand, and Rampur, and Bareilly districts in Uttar Pradesh.

Canal Improvements

  • In addition to constructing two new feeder canals, the project will also renovate 207 km of existing canals and establish 278 km of solid field channels.

Hydro Power Generation

  • The Jamrani Dam project aims to generate 14 MW of hydroelectric power, contributing to the region’s energy needs.

Drinking Water Supply

  • The project will also provide 42.70 million cubic meters (MCM) of drinking water to Haldwani and nearby areas.
  • This will greatly benefit more than 10.65 lakh (1.065 million) people in the Uttarakhand region.

Beneficiary States

  • While both Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh will enjoy the irrigation benefits of the project, the advantages of drinking water and power generation will exclusively benefit Uttarakhand.

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