Pothundi Medium Irrigation Project JI02682

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Salient Features
1Irrigation Project NamePothundi Medium Irrigation Project
2Irrigation Project Name Alias
5Engineering TypeStorage
8Districts BenefitedPalakkad
9BasinWest flowing rivers from Tadri to Kanyakumari
11Project SharingNone
14Work Started in 5 Year PlanIII-Plan
15Completed in 5 Year PlanAPAndhra Pradesh (1966-69)
16Project Approval StatusPlanning Commission
17Year of Approval by Planning Commission1958
18Approved Cost (Rs. in cr).88
19Actual Cost (Rs. in cr)3.83
20Culturable Command Area (CCA) (th ha)5.47
21Ultimate Irrigation Potential (UIP) (th ha)10.05
22Potential Created (PC) (th ha)4.78
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
1Pothundy (Id) DamDam
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Project Overview

The project consists of an earthen dam constructed across the tributaries of Aylampuzha, namely Meenichiladipuzha and Padipuzha about 400 m above the confluence. The dam is located at Pothundy in Nenmara, Chittur Taluk in Palakkad District of Kerala. The total length of Dam is 1680 m and its maximum height is 32.61m. The Full Supply Level (FSL) of the reservoir is +108.204 m with storage capacity of 50.914 MCM, out of this 7.014 MCM is dead storage. The water spread area of the reservoir at Full Reservoir Level (FRLFull Reservoir Level) is 2.75 sq. km. The catchment area at dam site is 31 sq.km. There are two main canals, Left Bank Canal (LBC) of 8.3 km and Right Bank Canal (RBC) of 10.5 km . Net ayacut of the project is 5.47 Th ha. In addition to this, there is drinking water supply scheme by Kerala Water Authority for which 1.538 MCM supplied for Neamara, Aylur, Melarcode Panchayat. The Project was commenced in the year 1958 and completed in 1971.

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