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RIVERS & DAMS IN GADCHIROLI DISTRICT

Rivers

The entire Gadchiroli district is included in the drainage basin of Godavari river. At the South Western boundary of the district, near Sironcha, Godavari enters the district and flows eastwards for about 50Km along Southern boundary of the district. After its's confluence with Indravati, at the South-Eastern corner, the Godavari turns South into Andhra Pradesh.

The Western boundary for a distance of 225 Km is formed by the flow of Wainganga river which devides Chandrapur and Gadchiroli district. Khobragadi, Kathani and Mirgadola rivers are major tributaries.

The Pranhita river, formed by confluence of Wainganga and Wardha rivers; forms the South-Western boundary for 190 Km till it's confluence with the Godavari. Dina river is the main tributary.

The Indravati river enters in Maharashtra near Kowande village of Bhamragad Tehsil in the district and forms the South-Eastern boundary for a distance of 120 Km before joining the Godavari. Parlkota (Nimbra), Pamulgautam(Kotari) and Bandia are the major tributaries.

The River Godavari confluence with Wainganga river at Sironcha; Godavari and Indravati at Somnur; Wardha and Pranhita near Chaprala in Chamorshi Taluka; Parlkota (Nimbra), Pamulgautam(Kotari) and Indravati (Triveni Sangam) near Bhamragad.

In addition to above, following rivers also flowing through the district.

1. Gadhavi 2. Khobragadi 3. Pal welochanna 4. Kathani 5. Siwani 6. Por 7. Darshani

Major Rivers

Following are the major rivers flowing through the district ;

Vainganga, Godavari, Pranhita, Dina.

Dams

At present, only one Major Dam Project namely Tultuli has been proposed by the Central Government on Khobragadi river and it is not completed. Apart from this, 11 Medium Dam projects are proposed but work is not completed.

Major and Minor Dams

Name of Dam/ Project Location of Dam/ Project River on Which Dam is constructed/ proposed Capacity (m Cubic Mtr) Completed/ Not completed
Major Dam
Sati Palaskhed
Ta. Kurkheda
Sati River 121.00 Not Completed
Tultuli Dawandi
Ta. Armori
Khobragadi 225.51 Not Completed
Minor Dam
Chenna Mukadi
Ta. Mulchera
Chenna 15.00 Not Completed
Karwafa Makepalli
Ta. Dhanora
Kothari 32.44 Not Completed
Pohar Nala Tohegaon
Ta. Chamorshi
Pohar Nala 62.00 Not Completed
Khobragadi Khobragadi Near Korchi.
Ta. Korchi
Khobragadi 49.68 Not Completed

Irrigation Projects :

Name of Project

Location

Catchment Are In Sq. Km.

Target Command Area in Sq. Km.

Deena Project Deena River At Regdi
Ta. Chamorshi

13.78

113.56

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON TULTULI AREA (94 VILLAGES)

1. Total Population

Literate

Male – 29139 Female – 27574 Total - 56713

- 15834 7613 23447

2. Main Workers Marginal Workers Total Workers 26666 6318 32984
3. Cultivators amongs main workers

Agriculture labours amongs main workers

Total

14089

9585

23674

4. S.C. Population S.T. Population 8417 16052
5. Irrigated area by different sources Tank – 5222.08 Hect.

Well – 84.73 Hect.

River - 83.41 Hect.

Total - 5390.22 Hect.

All these villages have tanks Hence irrigated area under tanks is more.
6. Project completed Major – Nil

Medium – 1 ( Chenna )

Minor - Nil

7. Projects not completed Major - Tultuli

Medium – 1. Karwafa 2. Dumi nala 3. Darpaniguda 4. Palasgaon 5. Pohara nala 6. Khobragadi 7. Sati

Minor - 1. Kosari 2. Yengalkheda 3. Pipari Rith Kasari 4. Haledpuradi 5. Illur 6. Norkewada 7. Pulkhal

8. Major crop in Tultuli Project area is Paddy
9. Now the irrigated area by different sources is only 5390.22 Hects. If the project completes, irrigation potential will go upto 23000 Hects.
10. BPL Families - 7246

APL Families - 6089 Total Families - 13335

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