of the Sipi-Khapa reservoir in Narkhed tehsil of Nagpur district has been de-silted. The project was taken up under the Maharashtra govt's 'Gaalmukt Dharan, Gaalyukt Shivar Yojana’ (silt-free reservoirs, fertile farmland) scheme, part of the larger Jalyukt Shivar Abhiyan.
Reduced spread of the reservoir due to accumulation of silt since it was constructed in 1978.
of farmland on which the silt removed from the reservoir has been used.
farmers from Sawargaon, Yenikoni and other villages have transported the silt. The transportation was arranged with the help and intervention of Dr Archana Pathare, Sub-Divisional Officer, Katol.
30% - 35%
Estimated increase in production of oranges due to use of the fertile silt.
(trillion cubic metre) of the reservoir's water storage capacity has been restored.