Published On: Fri, Jun 18th, 2010

Major Irrigation Projects in India

 
Nagarjunasagar (Andhra Pradesh): on the Krishna river near Nandikona village (about 44 km from Hyderabad.)
Tungabhadra (Joint project of Andhra Pradesh and Karnatka): On the Tungabhadra river.
Gandak (joint project of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh): Nepal also derives irrigation and power benefits from this project.
Kosi(Bihar): A multipurpose project , which serves bihar and Nepal.
Sone high level canal (Bihar) : an extention on sone barrage project.
Kakrapara (Gujarat) : on the Tapti river near Kakrapara , in surat district.
Ukal (Gujarat): A multiupurpose project, across Tapti river near Ukai village.
Mahi (Gujarat ): A two – phase project , one across the Mahi river near Wanakbori village and the other across Mahi river near Kadana.
Sabarmati (Gujarat): A storage dam across Sabarmati river near Dhari village in Mehsana district and Wasna barrage near Ahmedabad.
Panam (Gujarat): A masonry dam across Panam river near Keldezar village in Panchmahals district.
Karjan(Gujarat):A masonry dam across Karjan river near Jiotgarh village in Nandoo Taluka of Bharuch district.
Bhadra (Karnataka ):A multipurpose project across the river Bhadra .
Upper Krishna (Karnataka) : A project consisting of Narayanpur dam across the Krishna river and a dam at Almatti.
Ghataprabha (Karnataka): A project across Ghataprabha in Belgaum and Bijapur districts.
Malaprabha (Karnataka) : A dam across ithe Malaprabha in Belguam district.
Tawa (Madhya Pradesh ): A project the Tawa river , a tributary of the Narmada in Hoshangabad district.
Chambal (joint project of Madhya Pradesh and rajasthan): The project comprises Gandhi Sagar dam , Rana Sagar dam and Jawahar Sagar dam.
Mahanadi Reservoir Project (Madhya pradesh): It has three phases : (1) Ravishankar sagar project and feeder canal system for supply of water to Bhilai Steel plant and Sandur dam across Sandur village, (2) extension of Mahanadi feeder canal (3) Pairi dam.
Hasdeo Bango Project(Madhya Pradesh ): It the third phase of Hasdeo Bango Project complex and envisages construction of a masonry dam across Hasdeo river. The first and second phases have been substantially completed .
Bargi Project (Madhya pradesh): It is a multipurpose project consisting of a masonry dam across Bargi river in the Jabalpur district and a left bank a canal.
Bhima (Maharashtra) : Comprises two dams , one on the Pawana river near Phange in Pune district and the other across the Krishna river near Ujjaini in Sholapur district.
Jayakwadi(Maharashtra) : A masonry spillway across the river Godavari .
Kukadi Project (Maharashtra) : Five independent storage dams ,i.e., Yodgaon, Manikdohi, Dimba, Wadaj and Pimpalgaon jog . The canal system comprises (1) Kukadi left bank canal, (2) Dhimba left bank canal, (3) Dhimba right bank canal (4)Meena feeder and (5) Meena branch .
Krishna Project (Maharashtra ): Dhom dam near Dhom village on Krishna and Kanhar village on Varna river in Satna district.
Upper Penganga (Mahrarhtra ) : Two reservoirs on Penganga river at Isapur in Yavatmal district and the other on Rayadhu river at Sapli in Parbhani district.
Hirakud(Orrisa): World’s longest dam, is located on the Mahanadi river.
Mahandi Delta Scheme (Orissa): The irrigation scheme will utilize releases from the Hirakud reservoir.
Bhakra Nangal (Joint project of Haryana, Punjab and Rajasthan): India’s biggest multipurpose river valley project comprises a straight gravity dam across the Satlej at Bhakra, the Nangal dam, the Nangal hydal channel, two power houses at Bhakra dam at and two power station at Ganguwal and Kotla.
Beas (Joint venture of Haryana , Punjab , and Rajasthan) : It consists of Beas-Sutlej link and Beas dam at Pong.
Thein Dam (Punjab): The project envisages Constroction of a dam across river Ravi and a power plant on its left bank.
Rajasthan Canal (Rajasthan ): The Project will use water released from Pong dam will provide irrigation facilities to the north western region of Rajasthan, i.e. a part of the thar desert . It consists of Rajasthan feeder canal (with the first 167 km in Punjab and Haryana and the remaining 37 km in Rajasthan ) and 445 km Rajasthan main canal entirely in Rajasthan.
Paramblkulam Allyar (Joint venture of Tamil Nadu and Kerala) : The project envisages the integrated hamessing of eight rivers , six in the Annamalai hills and two in the plains.
Sarda Sahayak (Uttar Praesh) : The Project envisages construction of a barrage across the river Ghagra, a link channel, a barrage across river Sarda and a feeder channel involving constructions of two major aqueducts over Gomti and Sai.
Ramganga(Uttar Pradesh): A Dam across Ramganga, a tributary of the Ganga river located in Garhwal district. The Project has, besides reducing the intensity of Floods in central and western Uttar Pradesh, provided water for the Delhi Water supply scheme.
Left Bank Ghagra Canal (Uttar Pradesh ): A link channel taking off from the left bank of Ghagra river of Girja barrage and joining with Sarju river . Also a barrage across Sarju.
Tehri Dam (Uttar Pradesh): Earth and Rock- fill dam on Bhagirathi river in Tehri district.
Madhya Ganga Canal (Uttar Pradesh): A barrage across ganga in Bijnor district.
Farakka(West bengal) : The project was taken up for the preservation and maintenance of Calcutta Port and for improving the navigability of the Hooghly. It comprises a barrage across the Ganga at Farakka, a barrage at Jangipur across the Bhagirathi and a feeder channel taking off from the Ganga at Farakka and tailing at the Bhagirathi below the Jangipur barrage.
Mayurakshi (West Bengal): An irrigation and hydro – electric Project comprises the Canada Dam.
Kangsabati (West bengal): The project envisages construction of dams on the Kangsabati and Kumari rivers.
Damodar Valley Project(West Bengal and Bihar): A multipurpose project for the unified development of irrigation, flood control and power Generation in west Bengal and Bihar. It comprises multipurpose dams at Konar, Tilaiya, Maithon and Panchet, hydel power stations at Tilaiya, Konar, Maithon and Panchet barrage at Durgapur; and thermal power houses at Bokaro, Chandrapura and Durgapur. The Project is administered by the Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC)

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