The "Indirasagar Polavaram" on river Godavari has been conceived as a part of recommendations of Godavari Water Disputes Tribunal (GWDT). In this context, consider the following states:

  1. Maharashtra
  2. Andhra Pradesh
  3. Telangana
  4. Madhya Pradesh

Which of the above share basins of both Godawari and Krishna Rivers?
 

Answer: [C] Only 1, 2 & 3

  • Godavari River Basin states are : Maharashtra, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Odisha
  • Krishna River Basin states are: Maharashtra,  Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka

About Indirasagar Polavaram
Indirasagar Polavaram, an interstate project on river Godavari has been conceived as a part of recommendations of Godavari Water Disputes Tribunal (GWDT). The project implements Godavari-Krishna link under Interlinking of rivers project. Indira Sagar (Polavaram) project is located on river Godavari near Ramayyapet village of Polavaram Mandal of West Godavari district in Andhra Pradesh. The project is multipurpose major terminal reservoir project on river Godavari for development of Irrigation, Hydropower and drinking water facilities to East Godavari, Vishakhapatnam, West Godavari and Krishna districts of Andhra Pradesh. The project will provide irrigation to 2.91 Lakh Hectares(CCA) and hydropower with installed capacity of 960 MW apart from 23.44 TMC (663.7 MCM) drinking and industrial water supply to Vishakhapatnam township and steel plant and diversion of 80 TMC waters to river Krishna. 

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