New Delhi, 04 April 2022: The draft Detailed Project Report (DPR) of Godavari (Inchampalli) – Cauvery (Grand Anicut) river link project was circulated to the concerned States in March, 2019 for their views/suggestions. Comments from various States/Union Territory on the draft DPR have been received and the same were discussed in the joint meeting held by NWDA with the concerned States on 18th September, 2020. The comments received from the States/ Union Territory (UT) were also considered during the finalization of the DPR. Those points made by the States, which were considered feasible, were incorporated in the draft DPR which was again circulated in April, 2021 for further comments/views. Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Puducherry, Maharashtra and Telangana have offered their comments on the DPR.

With a view to build consensus among the party States on water sharing, etc., consultation meetings with party States/UT have been held on 29.10.2021 and 18.02.2022 and the States/UT have been requested to confirm or supplement the details of projects incorporated in the DPR.

The implementation of the ILR projects mainly depends on the consensus among the concerned States.

This Information was given by the Minister of State for Jal Shakti, Shri Bishweswar Tudu in a written  reply in Rajya Sabha today.