Periyar Valley Major Irrigation Project JI02670

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1Irrigation Project NamePeriyar Valley Major Irrigation Project
2Irrigation Project Name Alias
5Engineering TypeDiversion
8Districts BenefitedErnakulam,Kottayam
9BasinWest flowing rivers from Tadri to Kanyakumari
11Project SharingNone
14Work Started in 5 Year PlanII-Plan
15Completed in 5 Year PlanVIII-Plan
16Project Approval StatusPlanning Commission
17Year of Approval by Planning Commission1956
18Approved Cost (Rs. in cr)3.48
19Actual Cost (Rs. in cr)102.86
20Culturable Command Area (CCA) (th ha)32.8
21Ultimate Irrigation Potential (UIP) (th ha)85.6
22Potential Created (PC) (th ha)85.6
23Project Covered under ERM SchemeNo
24Project Covered under CADA SchemeYes
25Project Covered under AIBP SchemeNo
26Studies Conducted
27Project Covered under Tribal Sub-PlanNo
28Project Covered under Drought Prone Area Programme (DPAP)

Associated Entities with Irrigation Project
1Bhoothathankettu /Periyar BarrageBarrage/ Weir/ Anicut (BWA)

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Project Description

The Periyar valley Irrigation project in Ernakulam district envisages the utilization of the tail race discharge from the completed Hydel scheme in the Muthirapuzha tributary of river Periyar together with the controlled release from Ennackal dam constructed by Kerala State Electricity Board under Hydel scheme across the Idamalayar tributary and the dependable run off from the uncontrolled catchment of Periyar river, for irrigating an area of 32.80 Th ha (CCA) of land lying on the left bank of Periyar river through a net work of canal system and controlling devices. The above project helps in stabilization of first and second crops in an area of 32.80 Th ha and raising an additional crop in an area of 20.0 Th ha of 3rd crop (Puncha). Thus the gross potential ayacut of the scheme will be 85.60 Th ha and is spread over in Kothamangalam, Muvattupuzha , Kunnathunadu, Aluva, Kanayannoor and Parur Taluk in Ernakulam district.

Apart from irrigation on left bank of Periyar, the project also enables supply of minimum quantity of water through the river to check the intrusion of salinity at lower reaches as well as to meet the requirements of many lift irrigation schemes of river Periyar. Supply of water for drinking purpose, industrial purpose etc. will be met through storage by the barrage of Bhoothathankettu.

Details of the Project:-
1. Periyar Barrage at Bhoothathankettu

2. Main canal- The existing Main canal up to the Head regulator having a length of 8 km is partially lined canal.
3. Low level canal- The balance length of the existing Main canal from 8 km to 28.78 km is an unlined canal.
4. High level canal- The High level canal starts from the Head regulator at 8 th km of the Main canal and having length of 24.312 km. This canal is fully lined.
5. Branch canals

The project was declared as completed during the year 1992.

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