23 June:A provision of Rs. 200 crore has been proposed in 11th. Plan for the works of balance Feasibility Reports (FRs) of links under National Perspective Plan (NPP), Preparation of Pre-Feasibility Reports (PFRs)/FRs of intra-state link as proposed by National Water Development Agency (NWDA).
In addition to the above works, preparation of Detailed Project Report (DPR) of Ken-Betwa link and other priority links links after the concurrence of concerned states etc are to be carried by NWDA.
Based on the various studies conducted , NWDA has identified 30 links (16 under Peninsular component and 14 under Himalayan component for preparation of Feasibility Reports (FRs). Out of these, FRs of 14 links under Peninsular component and 2 links under (Indian Portion) under Himalayan component have already been completed. Further, work of preparation of DPR of one of the link in Peninsular component namely Ken-Betwa link has been taken up by NWDA.
The Ministry of Water Resources and Central Water Commission (CWC) formulated a National Perspective Plan (NPP) for Water Resources Development in 1980 envisaging inter-basin transfer of water of from surplus basins to deficit basins/areas which comprises of two components, namely Himalayan Rivers Development Component and Peninsular Rivers Development Component. National Water Development Agency (NWDA) was set up under the Ministry of Water Resources in 1982 for carrying out various technical studies to establish the feasibility of the proposals of NPP and to give concrete shape to it.