- Foundation stone was laid by the Hon'ble Prime Minister of India Mr. Moraji Desai on 9th April 1978 at Mukhiguda in the district of Kalahandi.
- Administrative approval was accorded by the Govt. of odisha vide Irrigation Department letter No.25884 dt. 23.07.1979 for 208.15 Crores.
- The Project was dedicated to the people on 08.12.2001 by the Hon'ble Union Power Minister Mr. Suresh Prabhu.