Irrigation: During the monsoon season, the excess water which flows into the sea would be diverted to Saurashtra and Kutch for irrigation.
Presently, the Saurashtra region gets water from the Sardar Sarovar dam, which will be saved and used for other purposes.
Prevents Flood: This will also help in containing regular flood-like situations in the rivers in Valsad, Navsari, Surat and Bharuch.
Hydropower Generation: Besides providing irrigation benefits, the link will generate hydropower of the order of 93.00 Mkwh through the powerhouses installed at four dam sites.
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Submergence: According to a report by the NWDA, about 6065 ha of the land area will be submerged due to the proposed reservoirs. This will affect a total of 61 villages of which one will be fully submerged and the remaining 60 partly.
The affected families may lose their lands or houses or both in the submergence when the reservoirs are created.
Fear of Tribal displacement: The districts where the project will be implemented are largely dominated, by tribals who fear displacement.
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