Mangalam Medium Irrigation Project JI02679

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1Irrigation Project NameMangalam Medium Irrigation Project
2Irrigation Project Name Alias
5Engineering TypeStorage
8Districts BenefitedPalakkad
9BasinWest flowing rivers from Tadri to Kanyakumari
10RiverCherukunna Puzha
11Project SharingNone
14Work Started in 5 Year PlanI-Plan
15Completed in 5 Year PlanAPAndhra Pradesh (1966-69)
16Project Approval StatusPlanning Commission
17Year of Approval by Planning Commission1953
18Approved Cost (Rs. in cr).98
19Actual Cost (Rs. in cr)1.09
20Culturable Command Area (CCA) (th ha)3.44
21Ultimate Irrigation Potential (UIP) (th ha)
22Potential Created (PC) (th ha)3.035
23Project Covered under ERM SchemeNo
24Project Covered under CADA SchemeYes
25Project Covered under AIBP SchemeNo
26Studies Conducted
27Project Covered under Tribal Sub-Plan
28Project Covered under Drought Prone Area Programme (DPAP)

Associated Entities with Irrigation Project
1Mangalam (Id) DamDam
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This is a medium irrigation project in Palakkad district (Kerala). The project consists of a masonry dam, with earthen saddle on either side constructed across the Cherakkunnampuzha located in Kizhakkancherry and Vancazhi village of Alathur Taluk, Palakkad District. The Full Reservoir Level is at +77.88 m and capacity is 25.494 MCM. The water spread area at FRLFull Reservoir Level is 3.96 The dead storage of the reservoir is 0.150 MCM and live storage 25.344 MCM.

The length of masonry portion is 162 m and the earthen saddle on left side is 752 m and for the right side earthen saddle is 143 m. The catchment area of the project is 48.85 There are two main canals - Left Bank Canal (LBC) of length 24.00 km and Right Bank Canal (RBC) of 21.50 km. The proposed ayacut of the project is 3.440 Th ha.

The Project commenced in 1953 and completed in the 1962.

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