Usage of water stored in the Jayakwadi Dam in Aurangabad district of Maharashtra

Last Modified: Tue Jun 15 2021 08:00:40 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 2,170,000 million litres
    Storage capacity of usable or drawable (aka live capacity) water of the Nath Sagar Jalashay created by the Jayakwadi Dam. An earthen dam it impounds the Godavari river at Jayakwadi village in Paithan taluka of Aurangabad district in Maharashtra, India. Water from the reservoir is used for irrigation and for drinking and industrial usage in nearby towns and villages.
  • 183,858 hectares
    Farm land irrigated by water discharged through the dam's left canal. Around 130,000 farmers are dependent on this source.
  • 96,000 hectares
    Cultivable area irrigated by water discharged through the dam's right canal. Around ? farmers are dependent on this source.
  • 5,500,000
    Number of people in about 450 small and large villages in the region surrounding the dam and cities of Aurangabad, Jalna and Ahmednagar receive water for drinking and domestic use from the dam.
  • 12 MW
    Hydroelectric power plant installed on the right bank of the river. The water used for power generation is pumped back to the main reservoir from the tail pond using reversible hydro turbine.
  • 80%
    of the drawable water is typically earmarked for irrigation purposes and is given the first priority.
  • 5% - 7%
    of the drawable water is typically earmarked for drinking and domestic purposes and is given the second priority.
  • 13% - 15%
    of the drawable water is typically earmarked for use by industries purposes and is given the third priority. Water is supplied to various companies in Waluj, Paithan MIDC as well as small and large companies in Gangapur, Kaygaon, Bhendala and Babargaon. Besides, water is also supplied to Sant Eknath Sugar Factory (Paithan), Samarth Sugar Factory (Ambad, Jalna) and Gangamai Sugar Industry (Babhulgaon) in Nagar district.
  • 30% - 40%
    Estimated loss of water discharged through both the left and right canals due to their poor conditions.
  • 56 million litres
    Amount of water that a pipeline that connects the dam to Aurangabad city was designed to carry each day. Operational since 1975, the pipeline has endured considerable wear and tear. are are now operating at only 50% capacity. The city’s water requirement is currently estimated to be 250 million litres per day.