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The arid Marathwada region is to get a network of giant pipelines running thousands of kilometres to connect the region’s 11 major reservoirs
this will be punctuated by water treatment plants and pumping stations, to provide piped drinking water to every village household three years from now.
Called the Marathwada Water Grid, the first tenders are to be floated in a week, covering a Rs 4,527-crore component of the Rs 16,000-crore project.
The project proposes to connect 11 major dams in Marathwada through pipelines ranging from 1.6 m to 2.4 m in diameter.
A primary loop will connect the reservoirs to enable pumping water from water surplus dams to areas serviced by reservoirs with low storage levels.
currently, Jayakwadi is at 91% capacity, due to inflows from rivers in Nashik dist. which has had very heavy rains. but 6 /10 dams in the area are at dead storage
Through pipelines and pump houses, the grid — much like a power grid — will allow water to be drawn from a water-surplus reservoir and pumped to water treatment plants and from there to talukas where there is a scarcity.
Some sections of the pipeline will allow reverse flows to optimise the system so that a water-scarce taluka is supplied from the nearest water-surplus reservoir
A secondary network of pipelines will convey water to each of Marathwada’s 76 talukas, with tapping points at a distance of every 5 km to 10 km.
At a later stage, the project envisages connecting to the Marathwada grid the waters from Konkan’s west-flowing rivers that now empty freshwater into the Arabian Sea
For now, tenders will be floated for two packages — one contract will cover Aurangabad-Jalna, another Beed. Tenders for the remaining three packages will be floated soon after the state Assembly elections
each package will lay the primary pipelines for bulk water from the reservoirs, the secondary grid of pipelines for treated water, and water treatment plants.
no land acquisition is foreseen except for the water treatment plants, as the pipelines are to be laid along existing highways where the state has right of way. Wherever the pipes are to be laid under sections of farmland, farmers may be paid compensation for standing crops
THE project consultant is Mekorot, Israel’s national water supply company, who is also drawing up detailed reports on the anticipated demand district-wise for the region in 2050 for drinking water, animals, irrigation and industry.
another great scheme by @Dev_Fadnavis govt, and executing it at super speed.
@Dev_Fadnavis by 2024, @Dev_Fadnavis would have nearly achieved a miracle in water conservation and delivery in Maharashtra
@Dev_Fadnavis only condtion to apply

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