Varahi Major Irrigation Project JI02812

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1Irrigation Project Name Varahi Major Irrigation Project
2Irrigation Project Name Alias
3Purpose Irrigation
4Type Major
5Engineering Type Diversion, Storage
6Status Ongoing
7State Karnataka
8Districts Benefited Udupi
9Basin West flowing rivers from Tadri to Kanyakumari
10River Varahi River
11Project Sharing None
12Intercountry None
13Interbasin No
14Work Started in 5 Year Plan AP (1978-80)
15Completed in 5 Year Plan
16Project Approval Status State Planning Board
17Year of Approval by Planning Commission 2006
18Approved Cost (Rs. in cr) 569.53
19Actual Cost (Rs. in cr)
20Culturable Command Area (CCA) (th ha) 15.7
21Ultimate Irrigation Potential (UIP) (th ha) 15.7
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 Yes
28Project Covered under Drought Prone Area Programme (DPAP)
1Varahi WeirBarrage/ Weir/ Anicut (BWA)

Brief Description of the Project

The Varahi Project situated in the Udupi District of Karnataka State envisages construction of a diversion weir across Varahi river near Siddapura to make use of the tail race discharge from Varahi Hydel Scheme. It benefits Udupi and Kundapura taluks of Udupi district. The project was approved by the State Planning Department for Rs 569.53 crore (2005-06 price level). The ultimate irrigation potential envisaged under the project is 15702 ha.

Main Components of Varahi Irrigation Project:

A. Wier and Allied Works:

A diversion weir of 147.40 m length with a maximum height of 16 m across Varahi river at Horiabbe near Siddapura with a storage capacity of 1.005 TMC, utilization of 0.943 TMC, total atchkut of 15702 ha for a discharge of 31.15 cumec from the tail race of Varahi Hydel project. The beneficiary taluks are:

a. Kundapura Taluk 33 villages 8324 ha

b. Udupi Taluk 35 villages 7378 ha

B. Canals and Branches

i. Varahi Right Bank Canal for a length of 42.73 km to irrigate an area of 1992 ha including its distributaries and minors which includes Varahi Right Bank Common Canal from 0 to 18.2 km.

ii. Varahi Left Bank Canal for a length of 44.35 km taking-off from km 18.419 of Right Bank canal through a major river aqueduct to irrigate an area of 10987 ha including its distributaries and minors.

iii. Varahi Lift Canal (from ch. 6.10 km of VLBC) for a length of 33.00 km long to irrigate an area of 2723 ha including its distributaries and minors

Present Status

The project was brought under AIBP during 2008-09 and so far the Weir is completed in all respect and the canal network is under progress. Upto March 2012 irrigation potential of 1100 hectare is created against 15702 hectare.

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