Chimony Major Irrigation Project JI02674
|1||Irrigation Project Name||Chimony Major Irrigation Project|
|2||Irrigation Project Name Alias|
|9||Basin||West flowing rivers from Tadri to Kanyakumari|
|14||Work Started in 5 Year Plan||V-Plan|
|15||Completed in 5 Year Plan||VIII-Plan|
|16||Project Approval Status||Planning Commission|
|17||Year of Approval by Planning Commission||1975|
|18||Approved Cost (Rs. in cr)||36.15|
|19||Actual Cost (Rs. in cr)||56.92|
|20||Culturable Command Area (CCA) (th ha)||13|
|21||Ultimate Irrigation Potential (UIP) (th ha)||25|
|22||Potential Created (PC) (th ha)||25|
|23||Project Covered under ERM Scheme||No|
|24||Project Covered under CADA Scheme||No|
|25||Project Covered under AIBP Scheme||No|
|27||Project Covered under Tribal Sub-Plan||No|
|28||Project Covered under Drought Prone Area Programme (DPAP)|
|29||Remarks||Stabilzes in 14.5 Thousand ha and additional|
potential creation is 10.5 Thousand ha
|1||Chimoni (Id) Dam||Dam|
The Chimoni irrigation project is constructed across river chimony, a tributary of river Karuvannur at Echippara in Trichur district of Kerala. The CCA of the project is 13,000 hectare ( 11,000 hectare of Kole land which is below sea level and 2000 hectare of other land) and GCA is 35,700 hectare. The project stabilizes irrigation in an area of 14,500 hectare and provides irrigation to an additional area of 10,500 hectare. Paddy is the main cultivation in the land. The main components of the project are as under:
- Masonry cum earthen dam 1211.5 meter long across river Chimoni.
- Four radial type spillway shutters of 10 x 4.25 meter.
- There is no independent canal system under this project. The already existing canals and natural drains carry irrigation water to the existing ayacut.
The project received investment clearance of Planning commission in the year 1990 for an estimated cost of Rs 36.15 crore (1988 price level). The project was started in the year 1975 and has been completed during VIII plan.