Upper Sankh Medium Irrigation Project JI02370

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1Irrigation Project Name Upper Sankh Medium Irrigation Project
2Irrigation Project Name Alias
3Purpose Irrigation
4Type Medium
5Engineering Type Storage
6Status Ongoing
7State Jharkhand
8Districts Benefited Gumla
9Basin Brahmani and Baitarni
10River Shankh
11Project Sharing None
12Intercountry None
13Interbasin No
14Work Started in 5 Year Plan VII-Plan
15Completed in 5 Year Plan
16Project Approval Status Planning Commission
17Year of Approval by Planning Commission 1981
18Approved Cost (Rs. in cr) 9.19
19Actual Cost (Rs. in cr)
20Culturable Command Area (CCA) (th ha) 7.05
21Ultimate Irrigation Potential (UIP) (th ha) 7.05
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)
1Upper Shankh DamDam

Project in Brief

The project is situated near Nawgain village of Dumri Block in Gumla District of Jharkhand State. The project envisages construction of an earthen dam of 1068 m long and 39.69 m high across the river Sankh, a tributary of South Koel river. A 120 m long ungated ogee crest chute spillway is located on the left side of the river to pass flood discharge of 884.76 cumecs. There are two main canals on either bank. The left bank canal is 14.04 km long having discharging capacity 3.48 cumecs and right bank main canal is 12.93 km long with discharging capacity of 2.75 cumecs. The canal system covers CCA of 7069 ha. The proposed annual irrigation is 4366 ha. in Kharif and 2703 ha. in Rabi. The project on completion will create ultimate irrigation potential of 7069 ha. The Planning Commission approved the project in the year 1987 for Rs. 9.19 crores. The latest approved estimated cost of project at 1998 price level is Rs.73.92 crores. The project is now getting fund under AIBP since 2004-05 and so far no irrigation potential is created.

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