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Connecting Rivers, Transforming Lives in Chambal Basin
Narmada – Kshipra - Simhastha link multipurpose project in Madhya Pradesh

The first river-linking project by lift in India is the Narmada – Kshipra - Simhastha link multipurpose project in Madhya Pradesh. This initiative is designed to alleviate water scarcity in the upper reaches of the Chambal basin. It focuses on providing irrigation facilities to transform the landscape of Ujjain and Shajapur districts in the Malwa region.

From Reservoir to Fields

With its commitment to excellence, MEIL undertook the monumental task of executing this visionary project. The completion of the Narmada – Kshipra - Simhastha link multipurpose project catalyzed socio-economic transformations, significantly improving the quality of life in the Malwa region.

The project draws water from the Omkareswar Reservoir, strategically located 78 kilometres from Indore. Completed in 2014, the project unfolds in three distinct stages, each featuring eight machines in the pump house. The colossal effort involves lifting an impressive 5 Cumecs of water, covering a distance of 47 kilometres.

Innovative Solutions

The machinery deployed in this project has a total capacity of 27.5 MW, showcasing the technological might employed to overcome geographical challenges. The lifting range, from 228 meters to 576 meters, reflects the project's adaptability to varied terrains.

At the heart of this groundbreaking project is the innovative approach of lifting water from the Narmada River, a staggering 432 million litres per day. This water is then released into the Kshipra River at its origin in Ujjaini village, ensuring a continuous flow that nourishes the land and communities as it makes its way to Ujjain. The impact is far-reaching, touching the lives of 162 villages spread across three Tehsils in three districts.