Gumani Barrage Major Irrigation Project JI02282

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1Irrigation Project Name Gumani Barrage Major Irrigation Project
2Irrigation Project Name Alias
3Purpose Irrigation
4Type Major
5Engineering Type Diversion
6Status Ongoing
7State Jharkhand
8Districts Benefited Pakur,Sahibganj
9Basin Ganga
10River Ganga
11Project Sharing None
12Intercountry None
13Interbasin No
14Work Started in 5 Year Plan V-Plan
15Completed in 5 Year Plan XI-Plan
16Project Approval Status Planning Commission
17Year of Approval by Planning Commission 1976
18Approved Cost (Rs. in cr) 3.84
19Actual Cost (Rs. in cr)
20Culturable Command Area (CCA) (th ha) 22.923
21Ultimate Irrigation Potential (UIP) (th ha) 16.19
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) Yes
1Gumani BarrageBarrage/ Weir/ Anicut (BWA)

Brief Description

The River Gumani originates in the Rajmahal Hills in Sahibganj district of Jharkhand State. It flows for 39.5 km. up to the barrage site. After traversing another 67 km., the river joins Ganga River in Murshidabad district of West Bengal. The river is rain fed and carries high discharges during the monsoon months. During lean season, it almost dries up. Construction of a barrage on the River Gumani at village Petkhasa in Sahibganj district of Jharkhand State has been taken up to provide assured irrigation to the area lying in its command during kharif season. The project will help in improving the economic conditions of the tribal people by providing irrigation to 22,923 ha. of Culturable Command Area, 16194 ha.

The Planning Commission approved the project in 1976 for implementation at a cost of Rs. 383.99 lakhs. The work on the scheme commenced in 1977 and continued at a slow pace until 1997-98 when it was brought under AIBP. So far no irrigation potential is created and the barrage is yet to be completed.

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