Water Supply

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Irrigation water for Jharkhand is provided through 16,882 check dams and through several large and small reservoirs. There is a proposal for creation of irrigation potential from existing Konar Dam and Balpahari dam, if constructed.

Irrigation water for the command area of Lower Damodar Valley in West Bengal is supplied mainly through 8 nos. head regulators of Left Bank Main Canal (LBMC) at down-stream of take off point from Durgapur Barrage (constructed by DVC in 1955 and subsequently handed over to the Govt. of West Bengal in 1964 on agency basis for operation and maintenance of the system).

Domestic & Industrial Water Supply

DVC is supplying about 340 MCM water every year from Damodar Valley system to about 170 municipal & industrial agencies scattered in the different reaches within the valley area.

Permission for extraction of water for industrial and domestic purposes

The intending party may contact the following officials to know the details of allocation of water, tariff structure, agreement and billing etc. :

Chief Engineer (Civil) DVC, Maithon, P.O. Maithon Dam, District : Dhanbad, Jharkhand - 828207

Water charges are liable for such extraction towards industrial and domestic purposes.