Part of: GS Paper – I and II Water Resources and Povernment Policies
Context: Recently, the Gujarat government has awarded the contract for the Bhadbhut project in Bharuch.
Features of the Bhadbhut project:
- It is located across the river Narmada, 5 km from Bhadbhut village and 25 km from the mouth of the river, where it flows into the Gulf of Khambhat.
- The project is part of the larger Kalpasar Project, which entails the construction of a 30-km dam across the Gulf of Khambhat between Bharuch and Bhavnagar districts.
- Kalpasar Project aims to store Gujarat’s 25% average annual surface water resources..
- This reservoir will store about 8,000 million cubic metres (MCM) of surface water and will be one of the world’s largest freshwater reservoirs in the sea.