Reservoirs & Barrages

DVC has a network of four dams-Tilaiya and Maithon on River Barakar, Panchet on River Damodar and Konar on River Konar. Besides, Durgapur barrage and the canal networks were handed over to Government of West Bengal in 1964 and remained as a part of the total system of water management. Also, Bokaro barrage is used to provide cooling water to BTPS.

  • From the existing conservation storage of reservoirs i.e. 870 MCM capacity, 796 MGD of water is allocated for industrial, municipal and domestic requirements in West Bengal & Jharkhand as available in four reservoirs.
  • Kharif and Rabi irrigation potential is 3, 93,763 and 22,258 hectare respectively in West Bengal.
  • Kharif irrigation potential of 70,019 hectare has been created in Jharkhand from the existing 17172 check dams and small reservoirs like Jamunia, Gonda and Charwa.