The Narmada River in Madhya Pradesh has tremendus capacity to provide irrigation and to generate power. Besides Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra and Rajasthan are other beneficiary states. Narmada Water Dispute Tribunal vide its award of December 1979 has fixed share of water of each state as under :-


Madhya Pradesh 18.25 MAF


Gujarat   9.00 MAF


Rajasthan      0.50 MAF


Maharashtra 0.25 MAF

           The allocation is proposed to be reviewed in the year 2025 and it may be reallocated in case states failed to utilize there share of water. Keeping in view the above situation the state Government is determined to develop use of 18.25 MAF of water by the year 2025. In order to utilize 18.25 MAF of water allocated to Madhya Pradesh it is planned to construct 29 major, 135 medium and over 3000 minor irrigation projects.
          As development of irrigation under major projects requires of period of 10 to 12 years, it is planned to complete the 29 major projects by the year 2012 and provide irrigation to 14 lacs Hectare using 11.36 MAF water. In addition Power Generation of 3291 MW will also be possible.