Water Supply Source Augmentation

S.No Title Project Cost Physical Progress Remarks
1 Water Supply Source Augmentation 102.00 ULB Contribution -

Water Supply Source Improvement (AMRUT Convergence) - Rs. 102.00 Crore

Madurai Corporation proposed to augment water from Mullai Periyar at Lower Camp. Government in 1985 has sanctioned 1500 mcft of water per annum, from this allotted quantity 115 MLD of water is being drawn every day, existing water supply 192 MLD. But actual water supply demand is 317 MLD for the present population. Hence it is proposed to draw (317-192) 125MLD from Mullai Periyar River. In view of this huge demand it is proposed to augment water from Mullai Periyar at Lower Camp. During the normal days 100 cusecs is being released from Mullai Periyar for the water supply demand of Madurai Corporation from Vaigai Dam, but due to percolation, evaporation and illegal tapping, only 40 cusecs is being reached at Vaigai Dam, to avoid this evaporation, percolation and illegal tapping of water a detailed project report has been prepared to augment 125 MLD of water from Mullai Periyar at Lower Camp of a cost Rs.1295.76 Cr.

Project Brief:

Project status: Work in progress