Sonua Medium Irrigation Project JI02354

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1Irrigation Project Name Sonua Medium Irrigation Project
2Irrigation Project Name Alias
3Purpose Irrigation
4Type Medium
5Engineering Type Diversion, Storage
6Status Ongoing
7State Jharkhand
8Districts Benefited Pashchimi Singhbhum
9Basin Subarnarekha
10River Sanjay
11Project Sharing None
12Intercountry None
13Interbasin No
14Work Started in 5 Year Plan VI-Plan
15Completed in 5 Year Plan
16Project Approval Status Planning Commission
17Year of Approval by Planning Commission 1981
18Approved Cost (Rs. in cr) 8.92
19Actual Cost (Rs. in cr)
20Culturable Command Area (CCA) (th ha) 5.78
21Ultimate Irrigation Potential (UIP) (th ha) 8.08
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 No
28Project Covered under Drought Prone Area Programme (DPAP)
1Sonua DamDam
2Sonua WeirBarrage/ Weir/ Anicut (BWA)

Project Brief

Sonua Reservoir Scheme comprises of 640.24 m. long and 39.41 m high (above average bed level of the river) earthen dam together with chute spillway, left and right outlets across the river Sanjay – a perennial river, which is a tributary of Subarnarekha river. The headworks of the project is situated in village Kobang & Dharamgiri in Sonua block of Chakradharpur subdivision of West Singhbhum. It is situated at latitude 22° 36'15¿N & longitude 85° 02' 15¿E. Two control structures – left and right outlets having a designed discharge capacity of 5.50 and 1.81 cumecs respectively have been provided. The proposed length of left main canal is 18.354 km., while that of right main canal is 11.70 km. The project will provide ultimate irrigation potential of 8008 ha. area (5346 ha. in Kharif and 2662 ha. in Rabi) in West Singhbhum District of South Chhotanagpur Division falling under the jurisdiction of community development Block Sonua of Porahat (Chakradharpur) Sub-division. The project will help in improving the socio-economic standard of the people living in the project command area.

Present Status

The dam is completed and upto March 2010 no irrigation potential is created.

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