Sharda Sahayak Major Irrigation Project JI01838

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1Irrigation Project Name Sharda Sahayak Major Irrigation Project
2Irrigation Project Name Alias
3Purpose Irrigation
4Type Major
5Engineering Type Diversion
6Status Completed
7State Uttar Pradesh
8Districts Benefited Bahraich,Kheri,Ambedkar
Nagar,Azamgarh,Sitapur,Sant Ravi Das
9Basin Ganga
10River Sharda
11Project Sharing None
12Intercountry None
13Interbasin No
14Work Started in 5 Year Plan III-Plan
15Completed in 5 Year Plan IX-Plan
16Project Approval Status Planning Commission
17Year of Approval by Planning Commission 1968
18Approved Cost (Rs. in cr) 199
19Actual Cost (Rs. in cr) 1333.66
20Culturable Command Area (CCA) (th ha) 1522
21Ultimate Irrigation Potential (UIP) (th ha) 1750
22Potential Created (PC) (th ha) 1509.8
23Project Covered under ERM Scheme Yes
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)
1Girija BarrageBarrage/ Weir/ Anicut (BWA)
2Lower Sarda BarrageBarrage/ Weir/ Anicut (BWA)

Brief Description of the Project


Sharda canal system is one of the biggest and oldest irrigation systems of Uttar Pradesh. It was constructed in the year 1928 to provide irrigation in 25.5 lac Hectare and to protect the area lying in Ganga-Ghaghra doab. The Sarda Main Canal takes off from river Sarda at Banbasa, district Champawat in Uttarakhand State. The project provides benefit to 15 districts namely Pilibhit, Lakhimpur Kheri, Shahajahanpur, Hardoi, Unnao, Lucknow, Barabanki, Pratapgarh, Sultanpur, Faizabad, Jaunpur, Azamgarh, Gazipur, Allahabad and Varanasi.

With the development in agricultural technology, cultivation started in more areas of the command resulting increase in the water consumption in upper reaches of the system and shortage of water in the districts at the tail ends. Therefore, Sarda Sahayak Project was started in 1974 to meet the water requirements of tail end districts of Raebareli, Sultanpur, Pratapgarh, Jaunpur and Azamgarh and partly the districts Lakhimpur Khiri, Sitapur, Barabanki and Lucknow. The project was implemented to increase and extend irrigation in the lower reaches of Sharda canal system and to increase the irrigation supplies to command of Sharda feeder channel.

Project in Brief

The Sharda Sahayak project is designed to divert flood water of Ghagra River into Sharda river. The project has two barrages namely Girija (716 meter long) on Ghagra river near Kataniaghat and Lower sarda Barrage (408 meter long) on river Sharda. A 28.0 Km long Feeder Channel with a capacity of 480 cumecs link the two barrage. The major canals are Feeder Channel (Sarda Sahayak Canal Sytem), Dariyabad Branch,Barabanki Branch,Faizabad Branch,Tanda main canal & parallel canals Branch, Doharighat link System, Sultanpur Branch, Allahabad Branch( it include Marriyahun Br, Phoolpur Branch), Pratapgarh Branch System. Total length of these canals is 258.80 km. The CCA of the project is 1522 Th ha and Potential is 1750 Th ha.


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