Project to provide additional irrigation in Velhe, Bhor and Purandar talukas from Gunjawani dam

Last Modified: Sun Apr 19 2020 20:50:27 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 21,392 hectares
    Area of farms in Velhe, Bhor and Purandar talukas of Pune district that will benefit from water that will be carried through a network of pipes from the Gunjawani dam. Taluka wise allocation - Velhe: 650 hectares, Bhor: 9,435 hectares and Purandar: 11,107 hectares.
  • May 2018
    Project proposal submitted by the Krishna Valley Development Corporation (MKDVC) to the state govt. for approval, even though the irrigation pipeline network was under consideration for long time.
  • 20 Jun 2018
    Project approved by Devendra Phadnavis cabinet.
  • Rs. 1313.73 crore
    Funding approved for the project.
  • 2020
    Planned completion of the project.
  • Sep 2019
    L&T is awarded the EPC contract for the project. The scope includes survey, investigation, design, procurement and construction, it said and added the business has also been mandated to prepare all the relevant documents to form a water user association for the command area, to build the capacity of farmers to attain the maximum crop yield, by conducting farmers' awareness training programmes for the effective functioning of the scheme.