Godavari and Cauvery River Interlinking Project

In this article we will discuss Godavari and Cauvery River Interlinking Project

  • The National Water Development Agency (NWDA) has circulated a draft Detailed Project Report (DPR) on Godavari-Cauvery link project to the concerned states to elicit their views.
  • The project envisages the diversion of 247 thousand million cubic feet (tmcft) of unutilised water in the Indravati sub-basin of the Godavari basin to meet the requirements between the Godavari and the Cauvery rivers.
  • Water will be diverted from Godavari river to Nagarjuna Sagar dam(through lifting) and further south to meet the demands of Krishna, Pennar and Cauvery basins.
  • The Godavari – Cauvery link comprises three components namely,
  • the Godavari (Inchampalli/Janampet) – Krishna (Nagarjunasagar),
  • the Krishna (Nagarjunasagar) – Pennar (Somasila) and
  • the Pennar (Somasila)–Cauvery.
  • The project will provide irrigation facilities to 3.45 to 5.04 lakh hectares in Prakasam, Nellore, Krishna, Guntur, and Chittoor districts of Andhra Pradesh.

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