Karanja Major Irrigation Project JI02761

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1Irrigation Project Name Karanja Major Irrigation Project
2Irrigation Project Name Alias
3Purpose Irrigation
4Type Major
5Engineering Type Storage
6Status Ongoing
7State Karnataka
8Districts Benefited Bidar
9Basin Godavari
10River Karanja
11Project Sharing None
12Intercountry None
13Interbasin No
14Work Started in 5 Year Plan V-Plan
15Completed in 5 Year Plan
16Project Approval Status Planning Commission
17Year of Approval by Planning Commission 1992
18Approved Cost (Rs. in cr) 98
19Actual Cost (Rs. in cr)
20Culturable Command Area (CCA) (th ha) 29.22
21Ultimate Irrigation Potential (UIP) (th ha) 44.57
22Potential Created (PC) (th ha)
23Project Covered under ERM Scheme No
24Project Covered under CADA Scheme Yes
25Project Covered under AIBP Scheme Yes
26Studies Conducted
27Project Covered under Tribal Sub-Plan
28Project Covered under Drought Prone Area Programme (DPAP)
1Karanja DamDam
2Karanja LISLift

Brief Description of the Project

Karanja Irrigation Project is located near Byalhalli village in Bhalki taluk of Bidar district across Karanja River, a tributary of river Manjra, in Godavari basin. The project envisages construction of mainly:

1.An earthen dam.

2.C.C spillway with six radial crest gates.

3.Canals on both right and left banks.Total length of RBC is 131 km and that of LBC is 31 km.

4.Foreshore and offshore lift irrigation schemes comprises of 13 m diameter Jack well and installation of 4 pump sets of 400 H.P. each and a canal of 24 km length having discharging capacity of 1.98 cumec (70 cusec).

The project envisages irrigation to an area of 29227 hectare (CCA) in Bhalki and Bidar taluks of Bidar district from its two canals on right and left banks and foreshore and offshore lift irrigation schemes.

The Planning Commission approved the project in 1992 for Rs 98.00 Cr. at 1987-88 price level. The latest revised estimated cost of the project is Rs 532.00 Cr. at 2008-09 rates is also approved by Planning Commission in the year 2009.

Present Status

The dam is completed and upto March 2012 irrigation potential of 38136 hectare is created against 44570 hectare.

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