New Delhi, Jan 11: Renukaji Dam multi-purpose project has been shaping for six states. This project will change the fate of people living in these states in the field of agriculture, electricity, tourism and domestic purposes. The projects were conceived in 2008. “As per the agreement, central government’s expenditure of 25000 crores of rupees as a major part of the investment for this project is already sanctioned. Now completion of this project depends on state government.” Said Nitin Gadkari while answering the question in the ceremony.
The Dam will Augment Water Availability for Delhi, Haryana, UP, HP, Uttarakhand and Rajasthan Concession Agreement also Signed for Namami Gange Projects in Prayagraj.
In addition to this, a concession agreement will also be signed for Namami Gange projects for the city of Prayagraj, under Hybrid Annuity Mode and One City One Operator Concept. The Prayagraj Agreement will be signed between U.P. Jal Nigam, NMCG and Prayagraj Water Pvt. Ltd.
Three storage projects are proposed to be constructed on the river Yamuna and two of it is tributaries - Tons and Giri in the hilly regions of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh of Upper Yamuna Basin. These include Lakhwar project on river Yamuna in Uttarakhand, Kishau on river Tons in Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh and Renukaji on river Giri in Himachal Pradesh.
These three projects were identified as National Projects in 2008 under which 90% funding of the cost of irrigation & drinking water component will be provided by the Govt. of India as central assistance and the rest 10% cost of the irrigation and drinking water component will be borne by the beneficiary states.
After the construction of the said dam, the flow of river Giri will increase by about 110% which will meet the drinking water needs of Delhi & other basin states up to some extent in a lean period. Stored water of Renukaji Dam will be used by UP, Haryana & NCT of Delhi from Hathnikund Barrage, by NCT of Delhi from Wazirabad Barrage and by UP, Haryana and Rajasthan from Okhla Barrage.