Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India on performance audit of outcomes in surface irrigation of Bansagar canal project and modernisation of Chaudhary Charan Singh Lahchura Dam project
The Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) has found serious deficiencies in the performance of the Bansagar Canal Project and the modernisation of the Chaudhary Charan Singh Lahchura Dam Project in Uttar Pradesh from 2014-15 to 2020-21. The audit report, which assessed the efficiency and effectiveness of the two projects and was sent to the Yogi Adityanath government on March 3 and tabled on August 8, revealed time and cost overruns with the objectives not achieved. Bansagar Project is a joint venture between Uttar Pradesh (UP) Bihar and Madhya Pradesh (MP) under which Bansagar Dam was constructed on the Sone river in MP. UP is entitled to utilise 43,560 mcft of water from Bansagar reservoir.