The Narmada-Kshipra-Simhastha project was the first river-linking project in India. The project aims at fulfilling the irrigation and drinking water needs of the underdeveloped areas in Madhya Pradesh. Development of any region is possible when basic resources such as water are available. The Malwa region of Madhya Pradesh lacked this basic resource for survival – water.
The MEIL executed this river-linking project and handed it over to the Madhya Pradesh Government in 2014. The project brought much cultural and economic development to the region. The company achieved a new milestone in the irrigation sector by implementing this project.
In this project, water is lifted from Omkareshwar reservoir, which is 78 km south of Indore, and sent to River Kshipra in the Khandwa region. From Khandwa, the water is then directed to Malwa and Chambal regions through pipelines.
The project also benefits the Ujjain region during the winter. The project provides drinking water to 162 villages in the Malwa and Chambal regions. In addition, 40,000 acres receive irrigation water through this project.
The Narmada-Kshipra project provides water to regions that are 400 meters above sea level. More than 5 cumecs water is sent across 47 km in three stages. The company has installed 27.5-MW machines for pumping. Water is lifted from 228 meters to a height of 576 meters.
Project Status: Completed