Narmada Water Resources ,Water Supply and kalpsar department (Water Resources) home
Water Conservation and Ground Water Recharge
  • By launching massive drive for water conservation and ground water recharge, the State Government has already put up nearly 6 lac water harvesting structures depending upon soil, topography and availability of water. These include about 1.59 lac check dams and bandharas, 2.49 lac farm ponds (Khet talavdis), 1.25 lac boribundhs, numerous terrace talavdis, van talavdis, sim Talavdis etc. As a result of this, the declining trend of ground water level has been arrested and improvement is visible. WRD has constructed 88,312 check dams out of above.
  • Nearly 24,497 ponds have been deepened and thus their storage capacity has been enhanced.
  • Further, in order to assess the quantum and extent of the ground water, about 1,200 observation points have been established.
Implementation of Micro Irrigation
  • State Government has decided to bring all State run tube-wells in Northern Gujarat under micro irrigation so as to save ground water. As a result of this, about 245 tube-wells are connected to micro irrigation system; work is in progress on another 600 tube-wells.
Participatory Irrigation Management (PIM)
  • Out of the total irrigation potential created (17.07 lac Hectare) for major & medium irrigation projects, approximately 4.5 lac hectare area (25%) has been covered under PIM.
  • PIM Act has been enacted and Rules are also framed.
Towards better efficiency of water utilization
  • Extension, Remodelling and Modernization (ERM) of existing canals of all the major and medium Irrigation Projects has been taken up and completed in 2.50 lac hectare area so that all the beneficiaries of the command area of all such projects start getting irrigation benefit from the canal system.
  • Reassessment of Irrigation Potential and Performance Benchmarking of all the major and medium Irrigation Projects has been taken up.
  • Water Auditing is being introduced in all such canals for which Performance Benchmarking and Potential Reassessment is completed and ERM of which is also completed. This would bring accountability in the field staff looking after irrigation.
Sujlam Suphlam Project
  • Sujlam Suphlam Project, which is on verge of completion, has provided additional 70,000 hectare area under irrigation in drought prone North Gujarat districts.
  • Laying pipelines connecting Narmada Main Canal to Dharoi, Hathmati and Guhai reservoirs and pipelines connecting M.C. to Sujlam Suphlam Canal have been completed and these have been made operational providing water to 170 ponds. Laying pipelines connecting Sipu, Dantiwada reservoirs in Banaskantha and Mazam, Watrak, Meswo reservoirs in Sabarkantha district is under progress.
  • Construction of first irrigation tunnel of 3.2 kilometer length for Panam High Level Canal is completed.
  • Kadana High Level Canal providing irrigation water to 5000 hectares of tribal area in Panchmahals District is commissioned.
Salinity Ingress Prevention
  • By taking corrective action along the coastal areas of Kachchh and Saurashtra, advance of salinity could be arrested.10 Tidal Regulators,23 Bandharas, 645 check dams, 397 recharge wells, 12 Recharge Reservoirs, 17 Recharge Tanks, 4487 nala Plugging and about 100 kilometer- long spreading channel have been constructed and afforestation has been carried out over 5867 hectares of land. However, more work is required to be done on this, so as to reclaim saline area.
Protection against sea erosion
  • Protection works against sea erosion in South Gujarat completed in 26 kilometer length benefitting 92,300 people residing in 4577 houses.