Govt gives nod to Jamrani Dam multipurpose Project in Uttarakhand

The Indian central government has approved the inclusion of the Jamrani Dam Multipurpose Project in Uttarakhand under the PMKSY-AIBP. This decision was taken in a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. For the project, the government will provide Rs 1,557 crore to Uttarakhand. The project’s estimated cost is Rs 2,584 crore and it's expected to be completed by March 2028. The dam will supply water to the Gola barrage via a 40.5 km canal system, irrigating 57,065 hectares of land across Nainital and Udham Singh Nagar districts in Uttarakhand, and Rampur and Bareilly districts in Uttar Pradesh. In addition, the project will renovate 207 km of existing canals, and create 278 km of solid field channels. It will generate 14 MW of hydro-power and will supply 42.70 MCM of drinking water to Haldwani and nearby areas, benefiting over 1.065 million people. Both Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh will benefit from the irrigation but only Uttarakhand will gain from the drinking water and power production.


  1. The Jamrani Dam project was included under Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana-Accelerated Irrigation Benefit Programme.
  2. The cost of the project is estimated at Rs 2,584 crore with completion expected by March 2028.
  3. The dam will irrigate a total of 57,065 hectares of land in both Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh.
  4. The project also includes renovation of existing canals and creation of new ones.
  5. The dam will generate 14 MW of hydroelectric power and supply drinking water to over a million people in Uttarakhand only.
  6. Uttar Pradesh will only benefit from the irrigation part of the project.