Subarnarekha Project will be completed in about a year

Subarnarekha Project will be completed in about a yearRanchi, Jharkhand 31 July 2014 ::  Jharkhand’s Subarnarekha Multipurpose Project (SMP) is expected to be completed in about a year. This information is provided by the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar on a question raised in Rajya Sabha by MP Shree Parimal Nathwani. Referring the project authorities the Minister Shree Gangwar also told that the work of Chandil Dam and Galudih Barrage of SMP is almost complete. Regarding the detail status of SMP asked by Shree Nathwani the Minister stated that the original cost of the project Rs 480.90 crore at 1980 price level (PL) and present revised cost of the project is Rs 6,613.74 crore at 2010 PL.
Lens Eye - News Portal - Parimal Nathwani [ MP ] raised the issue of Elephant-Human conflict in JharkhandReplying to another question of Shree Nathwani regarding the long delay of the project the Minister referred the projected authorities’ report and stated that the reasons are delay in land acquisition (LA), delay in Forest clearance, public objections at nearby villages against construction of Icha Dam and other locations, delay in construction of various railway and national highway crossings etc. The Minister also has given the detail regarding the present status of SMP mentioned below:
PHYSICAL STATUS OF SUBARNARRKHA MULTIPURPOSE PROJECT, JHARKHAND AS ON 31.03.2014
Sl Head Works Progress in % of completion
1 Chandil Dam                99.80
2 Icha Dam                        30
3 Galudih Barrage         100
4 Kharkai Barrage           17
Canals
1 Chandil LMC                  90
2 Dist. System of CLMC 41
3 Chandil RMC Yet to be started
4 Icha LMC                        30
5 Icha RMC                         30
6 Galudih LMC                  14
7 Galudih LMC                  95
8 Kharkai LMC                 13
9 Kharkai RMC              25

About Subarnarekha River ::  Subarnarekha River, an important river of India flows through the states of Bihar, Jharkhand and Orissa. The river gets its name from two Sanskrit / Bengali words, `Subarna` means gold and `Rekha` means line or streak and two joined together becomes Subarnarekha or golden line. The river has reddish blue waters and rises from the Chota Nagpur plateau of the state of Jharkhand. It enters West Bengal and empties into the Bay of Bengal near Talsari in Balasore district of Orissa. The river Kharkai merges with river Subarnarekha at Jamshedpur. Two important cities lie on the bank of the Subarnarekha River namely, Ranchi, the capital of Jharkhand and the steel city of Jamshedpur.

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