Sipu Major Irrigation Project JI01038

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1Irrigation Project Name Sipu Major Irrigation Project
2Irrigation Project Name Alias
3Purpose Irrigation
4Type Major
5Engineering Type Storage
6Status Completed
7State Gujarat
8Districts Benefited Banas Kantha
9Basin West flowing rivers of Kutch and Saurashtra including Luni
10River Sipu
11Project Sharing None
12Intercountry None
13Interbasin No
14Work Started in 5 Year Plan AP (1978-80)
15Completed in 5 Year Plan IX-Plan
16Project Approval Status Planning Commission
17Year of Approval by Planning Commission 1980
18Approved Cost (Rs. in cr) 18.8
19Actual Cost (Rs. in cr) 119.09
20Culturable Command Area (CCA) (th ha) 16
21Ultimate Irrigation Potential (UIP) (th ha) 22.08
22Potential Created (PC) (th ha) 22.08
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
1Sipu DamDam

Project in Brief

The Sipu reservoir project is located across river Sipu, a tributary of Banas river near village Atal in Dhanera Taluka of Banaskantha District in north Gujarat, for irrigating 22080 Ha. area in CCA of 16000 Ha. The dam site is about 170 Km. from Ahmedabad city.

The Sipu Reservoir Project comprises of an earthen dam 6.86 km long and masonry spillway and non-overflow section 0.28 km long having 12 nos of radial gates for passing design flood of 8603 cumecs. The reservoir has a gross and live storage of 177.8 M.Cum and 156.00 M.Cum respectively at F.R.L.

The entire Sipu command is on the right bank side. Sipu Main Canal having 21.63 km length and carrying capacity of 10.19 cumecs at the head off takes at Ch.5030 m of the dam through head regulator. A 12.92 km long branch canal is off taking at Ch.9.25 km of the main canal. Minors are off taking from the branch canal as well as main canal. The entire distribution system is lined with 5 cm thick P.C.C blocks and 7.5 cm thick cast in situ concrete upto 8 ha block. Gross command area (GCA) of the canal system is 17937 ha and CCA 16000 ha. The annual irrigation is 22080 ha. The project will benefit 25 villages of Deesa taluka in Banaskantha district of North Gujarat.

The project was approved by the Planning Commission in 1980 for an estimated cost of Rs. 18.80 Crores. The CCA of the project was 27589 Ha and Annual Irrigation 22071 Ha. However, while execution the CCA is reduced to 16000 hectare.

The project was included for World bank financing under medium line of credit for projects of Gujarat state as per credit agreement of July 1978. The World Bank credit ended in March 1994. The balance works were being executed by the State Govt. from their own resources till the Central Loan Assistance (CLA) under Accelerated Irrigation Benefit Programme (AIBP) was granted from 1996-97. The project is completed during 1999-2000 and irrigation potential of 20.681 hectare. The latest estimated cost of the project is Rs 115.16 crore.

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