Kanchi Major Irrigation Project JI02295

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1Irrigation Project Name Kanchi Major Irrigation Project
2Irrigation Project Name Alias
3Purpose Irrigation
4Type Major
5Engineering Type Diversion
6Status Completed
7State Jharkhand
8Districts Benefited Khunti,Ranchi,Puruliya,Saraikela-kharsawan
9Basin Subarnarekha
10River Kanchi
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 1953
18Approved Cost (Rs. in cr) .93
19Actual Cost (Rs. in cr) 1.52
20Culturable Command Area (CCA) (th ha) 17.8
21Ultimate Irrigation Potential (UIP) (th ha) 18.08
22Potential Created (PC) (th ha) 18.08
23Project Covered under ERM Scheme Yes
24Project Covered under CADA Scheme Yes
25Project Covered under AIBP Scheme No
26Studies Conducted
27Project Covered under Tribal Sub-Plan No
28Project Covered under Drought Prone Area Programme (DPAP)
1Kanchi WeirBarrage/ Weir/ Anicut (BWA)

Brief Description

The Kanchi irrigation project was formulated during second five year plan (1956-61). It was takenup during 1958 and completed in 1966 for a modest cost of Rs 1.52 crore. The project comprises of a diversion weir across river Kanchi, in Subernarekha basin. The weir has automatic falling crest shutters and is located near village Churki Aradih, district Ranchi, Jharkhand. The weir intercepts a catchment area of 484 sq km and a canal system on the right bank of the river. It has gross command area (CGA) of 34196 ha and CCA of 17800 ha. The annual irrigation of the project is 18088 ha.

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