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Interstate Issues

There are a few schemes in Jharkhand which have Inter state issues relating to the management, construction, operation & maintenance and sharing of costs and benefits with other state mainly Bihar. Presently, there are three Inter State issues on which MOU regarding management, construction, operation & maintenance has been done are listed below:

  1. North Koel Reservoir Project
  2. Batane Reservoir Project
  3. Bateshwarsthan Pump Canal Project

1 North Koel Reservoir Project
It is agreed by both the Governments of Bihar & Jharkhand that the remaining works of the common components of North Koel Reservoir Project i.e. a dam across River North Koel near Kutku and a Pick-up Barrage near Mohammadganj in Palamu district, Jharkhand, shall be constructed, operated and maintained under the overall guidance of a two tier Committee constituted for the purpose and the benefit derived thereupon to be shared between the States of Bihar and Jharkhand. North Koel Reservoir project has CCA in Jharkhand 12470 Ha but in Bihar it has CCA 111800 Ha.
The 75% dependable water availability of the river system at the North Koel Reservoir is 987 MCM which will be shared between the States of Bihar & Jharkhand in proportion to the Irrigatioin and Muncipal & Industrial benefits derived.

2 Batane Reservoir Project
Both the Government of Bihar as well as Jharkhand agrees that remaining works of the common components of Batane Reservoir project shall be constructed, operated and maintained under the overall guidance of a two tier Committees constituted for he purpose and the benefits derived thereupon to be shared between the State of Bihar & Jharkhand. The common components of the project shall be constructed by the concerned department of the Govt of Jharkhand as a deposit work and its cost will be shared between the two States in proportion to the irrigation benefits as per DPR to be derived by them for this project.
Batane Reservoir Project has CCA 1660 ha in Jharkhand and In Bihar it has CCA 10466 ha. 64.14 MCM available water has to be shared between the two States in proportion to the irrigation benefits derived. The Govt of Jharkhand has also have the right for development of aquaculture, lift irrigation from the reservoir without affecting the regulation  and life of the dam and also the development of Tourism/recreationalk activities in the reservoir.

3 Bateshwarsthan Pump Canal
Both the Governments of Bihar & Jharkhand agree that remaining works of the common components of Bateshswarstha Pump Canal Scheme i.e. a pumping station in Bihar on he Right bank of River Ganga and a high level main canal, which enters into the Jharkhand’s territory at 47.10 RD and leaves Jharkhand’s territory at 150.00RD and re-enters into Bihar territory ha sto be constructed, operated and maintained under the two tier Committees constituted for he purpose and the benefits derived thereupon to be shared between the State of Bihar & Jharkhand. This scheme has CCA in Bihar 22328 ha and 4887 ha in Jharkhand.
978 cusec water pumped from River Ganga through this scheme has to be shared between the States of Bihar & jharkhand in proportion to the irrigation benefits derived.

 


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