The Ministry of Water Resources (MoWR) has formulated a National Perspective Plan for Water Resources Development envisaging inter-basin transfer of water from surplus basins to deficit basins. National Water Development Agency (NWDA) has identified 30 links under the NPP. Based on the concurrence of the concerned States, three links namely Ken-Betwa Link, Damanganga – Pinjal link and Par-Tapi-Narmada link have been taken up for the preparation of Detailed Project Report (DPR) by the National Water Development Agency (NWDA) out of 30 inter-state links identified under NPP. The DPR for Ken-Betwa Link Project and Damanganga – Pinjal link have been completed by NWDA.
In addition, out of 46 proposals of intra-state links received by NWDA from 9 States, the Burhi Gandak-Noon-Baya-Ganga Link of Bihar, Kosi-Mechi Link of Bihar, Ponnair-Palar Link of Tamil Nadu, Wainganga-Nalganga Link of Maharashtra and Barakar-Damodar-Subernarekha Link of Jharkhand have also been taken up for the preparation of DPR by the NWDA on the request made by the concerned States. The DPRs of two intra-state links i.e. Burhi Gandak-Noon-Baya-Ganga Link Project and Kosi-Mechi Link Project have been completed and sent to Government of Bihar in December, 2013 and March, 2014 respectively.
This was announced by Union Minister of State for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar.