Borolia Medium Irrigation Project JI02500

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1Irrigation Project Name Borolia Medium Irrigation Project
2Irrigation Project Name Alias
3Purpose Irrigation
4Type Medium
5Engineering Type Diversion
6Status Ongoing
7State Assam
8Districts Benefited Baksa
9Basin Brahmaputra
10River Borolia
11Project Sharing
12Intercountry None
13Interbasin No
14Work Started in 5 Year Plan AP (1978-80)
15Completed in 5 Year Plan
16Project Approval Status Planning Commission
17Year of Approval by Planning Commission 1980
18Approved Cost (Rs. in cr) 6.77
19Actual Cost (Rs. in cr)
20Culturable Command Area (CCA) (th ha) 9.72
21Ultimate Irrigation Potential (UIP) (th ha) 13.56
22Potential Created (PC) (th ha)
23Project Covered under ERM Scheme No
24Project Covered under CADA Scheme No
25Project Covered under AIBP Scheme Yes
26Studies Conducted
27Project Covered under Tribal Sub-Plan Yes
28Project Covered under Drought Prone Area Programme (DPAP)
1Barolia BarrageBarrage/ Weir/ Anicut (BWA)

Project in Brief

The Borolia Irrigation Scheme located in the Baksa District of Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) area of Assam State, envisages construction of Head Works on river Borolia with a canal system to irrigate a CCA of 9717 ha. The projects on completion will create ultimate irrigation potential of 13562 ha with intensity of irrigation of 152.26%. The main components of the project are

i) A Barrage 92 m long with 2 nos of bays of 6 M each for under sluice and 10 nos. of bays of 6 M each for river sluice to pass a design discharge of 1050 cumec.

ii) Length of Main canal- 10.48 km


The project was approved by the Planning Commission in the year 1980 for Rs 6.77 crores. The 1st cost revision of the project amounting to Rs 33.37 crore was conveyed by the Planning commission, Govt. of India vide letter No. 20(3)/91-1 & CAD dated 20.04.1992.

Present Status

The construction work of the project was started in the year 1980-81. Works of Unit-I i.e. barrage was completed in the year 1995 and its appurtenant works were completed in the year 2002. The work of unit-II i.e. canal system is under progress. Main canal is completed. The project was brought under AIBP in the year 1996-97 and upto March 2011, irrigation potential of 3300 hectare is created.

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