Madhya Pradesh wants Bina complex to be linked to Ken-Betwa project

Bina Complex Irrigation and Multipurpose Project is an ambitious project of Water Resource Department of Government of Madhya Pradesh.

By: PTI | Bhopal | Published:November 10, 2016 5:20 pm
Bina complex, madhya pradesh, madhya pradesh government, Bina Complex Irrigation and Multipurpose Project, Ken-Betwa, Ken-Betwa river linking, river linlking project, india news, indian express In 1982, the National Water Development Agency (NWDA) was formed, and entrusted with the task of carrying out water balance and feasibility studies of the linking programme of 30 rivers.

Madhya Pradesh has demanded to link Bina Complex with the second phase of the Ken-Betwa river linking project. Minister for Water Resources, Public Relations and Parliamentary Affairs, Norattam Mishra demanded to link Bina Complex with the second phase of Ken-Betwa Project at the 11th Special Committee Meeting on Rivers Linkage at New Delhi yesterday, an official of the Public Relation department said today.

Bina Complex Irrigation and Multipurpose Project is an ambitious project of Water Resource Department of Government of Madhya Pradesh.

It comprises construction of four dams namely Madia reservoir, Dehra dam, Dhasan dam and Chakarpur dam in Sagar district, the official said.

The project having Culturable Command Area (CCA) of 84,200 hectare is designed to irrigate 92,620 hectare land annually including 84,200 hectare Rabi and 8420 hectare Kharif crop.

It is also devised to generate hydroelectric power by two power plants with installed capacity of 2×11 MW and 2×5 MW at Madia and Dehra dams respectively.

Ministers of Water Resources and Secretaries of the deparment of several states took part in the meeting called by the Union Ministry for Water Resources, he said.

The meeting was chaired by the Union Minister of State for Water Resources Vijay Goyal. Mishra urged for immediate environment and administrative sanction of Lower Aur Project beside permanent priority for implementation of Ken-Betwa project’s second phase. Principal Secretary Water Resources Department Madhya Pradesh Pankaj Agarwal attended the meeting.