Features of NWDT Award
The NWDT Award
covers allocation of water to the party States, FRL of Sardar Sarovar
and Narmada Sagar Dams, Full Supply Level of Narmada Main Canal,
sharing of cost and benefits, regulated releases to be made by MP,
apportionment of cost of Sardar Sarovar dam between irrigation and
power, setting up of machinery to implement the Award, period of
operation of certain clauses of the Award. The details of the above
quantum of waters of Narmada at Sardar Sarovar Dam on the basis of
75% dependability was assessed on 34537.44 Mcum (28 Maf).
- The shares of
the 4 party States in the above quantity allocated as under:
Pradesh … 22511 Mcum (18.25 Maf)
- Gujarat … 11101.32 Mcum (9 Maf)
- Rajasthan … 616.74 Mcum (0.5 Maf)
- Maharashtra … 308.37 Mcum (0.25 Maf)
Reservoir levels of Sardar Sarovar Dam fixed as 138.68 m (455 ft)
and Narmada Sagar (now renamed as Indira Sagar) 262.23 m (860 ft).
- Full Supply
Level of Narmada Main Canal off taking from Sardar Sarovar Dam
fixed as 91.44 m (300 ft).
- Net power
produced at Canal Head and River Bed Power Houses to be shared as
MP 57%, Maharashtra 27% and Gujarat 16%.
- MP to make
uniform monthly release of 834.65 Mcum (0.677 Maf) from Narmada
Sagar ex-Maheshwar to meet the requirements at Sardar Sarovar. The
annual release works out to 10015.86 Mcum (8.12 Maf).
- Gujarat to
share 17.63% of the cost of Narmada Sagar Dam for this release.
- Narmada Sagar
Dam to be taken up and completed by MP concurrently with or
earlier than the construction of Sardar Sarovar Dam.
directions given for submergence land acquisition and
rehabilitation of displaced persons.
- Cost of
Unit-I - Dam & Appurtenant works to be apportioned between
Irrigation and Power as 43.9% : 56.1% respectively.
irrigation component to be shared by Gujarat and Rajasthan in the
- The concerned
party State was required to submit to the Authority project report
of Sardar Sarovar, Narmada Sagar, Omkareshwar and Maheshwar to
enable the Authority to examine if any feature of the project are
in conflict with the implementation of the orders of the NWDT. The
concerned party State is also required to bring before the
Authority any subsequent change in the project relating to salient
features or cost.
- Setting up of
the following machinery for implementation of the Award was
Control Authority (NCA)
- Sardar Sarovar Construction Advisory Committee(SSCAC)
- Review Committee of NCA (RCNCA)
was to be dissolved after 3 years of construction of Unit I &
clauses of the Award viz. FRL & MWL of Sardar Sarovar, Sharing
of Costs and Benefits, Regulated Releases to be made by MP,
Payment to be made by Gujarat to MP for such regulated releases,
Allocation of cost of SSP between irrigation and power and
Allocation of irrigation component between Gujarat and Rajasthan
and Machinery have a period of operation of 45 years from the date
of gazetting of the Award i.e.. up to 2025 AD and are open to