Cheerakuzhi Medium Irrigation Project JI02685

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1Irrigation Project Name Cheerakuzhi Medium Irrigation Project
2Irrigation Project Name Alias
3Purpose Irrigation
4Type Medium
5Engineering Type Diversion
6Status Completed
7State Kerala
8Districts Benefited Thrissur
9Basin West flowing rivers from Tadri to Kanyakumari
10River Bharatpuzha
11Project Sharing None
12Intercountry None
13Interbasin No
14Work Started in 5 Year Plan II-Plan
15Completed in 5 Year Plan IV-Plan
16Project Approval Status Planning Commission
17Year of Approval by Planning Commission 1957
18Approved Cost (Rs. in cr) .47
19Actual Cost (Rs. in cr) 1.04
20Culturable Command Area (CCA) (th ha) 1.62
21Ultimate Irrigation Potential (UIP) (th ha) 1.85
22Potential Created (PC) (th ha) 1.85
23Project Covered under ERM Scheme No
24Project Covered under CADA Scheme Yes
25Project Covered under AIBP Scheme No
26Studies Conducted
27Project Covered under Tribal Sub-Plan
28Project Covered under Drought Prone Area Programme (DPAP)
1Cheerakuzhi WeirBarrage/ Weir/ Anicut (BWA)


This Project in Palakkad envisages construction of a weir built across the Gayathripuzha (Bharathapuzha). The project is intended for Irrigating 1620 Ha (CCA) land in Thalappally Taluk in Thrissur district, through the left bank canal, and distributaries. The project was completed during the year 1973.

The canal system of the project consists:

  • Left bank canal- 40.90 Km
  • Distributories- 9.80 Km

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