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Water Resources Planning & Management

Preparation of Environment Impact Assessment and Environment Management Plan for Proposed Isarda Major Drinking cum Irrigation Project

Funding Agency: Government of Rajasthan , India

Location: (Tonk, SWM Districts) Rajasthan , India

As eastern part of Rajasthan , India is relatively wet, accounting for more than 80% of rains in Rajasthan , India, the river carries substantial quantity of water during the monsoon months. Though proposals and projects to harness the water in the river have been prepared/updated several times, due to lack of financial resources it could not be materialized for a long time and large quantity of water continued to flow, unutilized, out of the State. Bisalpur Dam is the first major works on the river, which though planned since 1980s could be undertaken only in the year 1990s and completed (With attainment of full capacity) only in 2004 monsoon.

Despite the Bisalpur dam project, on average 765 MCM water (Including spill from Bisalpur dam) still flows out at the proposed Isarda dam site and studies have been carried out for over 15 years to tap this water for the benefit of the State. The selection of proposed site near Solpur/ Isarda village in Tonk / Sawai Madhopur districts, just on the border of Tonk and Sawai Madhopur districts, has been selected on the basis of geological investigations.

The main purpose of construction of dam is to utilize this water to meet drinking water needs of the region (including Jaipur) and provide irrigation, The Geographical location of the proposed Isarda dam is: Latitude - 260 6’ 30’’ Longitude 760 0’ 30’’

Actual Services provided by the Firm

  • Collection of Revenue Details of submerged area including the Khasra Maps and Jamabandi (Khatoni) Details, Superimposition of the submerged contours over the Revenue maps.
  • Collection of Base Line data from Field regarding the existing land use pattern in catchment, forest details for complete project area.
  • Study of demographic details, conducting socio- economic survey in command and submergence areas as per the central water commission’s guidelines.
  • Assessing the impacts on the community with construction of the dam and the canal system.
  • Collection of surface water samples, ground water samples and analysis thereof.
  • Study of wind direction, preparation of wind rose diagrams, collection of meteorological data from state Meteorological Department.
  • Details of Flora and Fauna in command, wild animals, industrial development in project area
  • Environmental Impact and Mitigation Measures
  • Environmental Monitoring Proposals
  • Preparation of details of Resettlement and Rehabilitation of the project affected persons.
  • Collecting the details of the affected forest and suggestions for aforestation. Reconnaissance Survey of soil quality in the region and preparation of report suggesting the type of crops to be grown in the area.

Total Cost of the project is Approximately Rs: 75 Cr