Vazhani Medium Irrigation Project JI02680

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1Irrigation Project NameVazhani Medium Irrigation Project
2Irrigation Project Name Alias
5Engineering TypeStorage
8Districts BenefitedThrissur
9BasinWest flowing rivers from Tadri to Kanyakumari
10RiverWadakkanchery (Keechery)
11Project SharingNone
14Work Started in 5 Year PlanI-Plan
15Completed in 5 Year PlanIII-Plan
16Project Approval StatusPlanning Commission
17Year of Approval by Planning Commission1951
18Approved Cost (Rs. in cr)1.08
19Actual Cost (Rs. in cr)1.76
20Culturable Command Area (CCA) (th ha)3.56
21Ultimate Irrigation Potential (UIP) (th ha)4.31
22Potential Created (PC) (th ha)4.31
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
1Vazhany (Id) DamDam

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This project in Thrissur district envisages construction of an earth dam built across the Vadakkancherry puzha, one of the tributaries of Keecherripuzha. The project is intended for Irrigation of 3.560 Th ha (CCA) in Thalappally Taluk on Thrissur district of Kerala through the left bank and right bank canal system. The project was completed during the year 1962.

Vazhani dam which is situated in the forest between the Macchad hills along with its garden is a splendid spectacular view. It is one of the tourist attraction of Thrissur district. The Vazhani dam which has a length of 800 m along with a lake of 1.84 has a high prospect for tourism development. For attracting tourists, the highest point in the dam area, along with a garden having an area of about 4 ha with a lake and fountain has been maintained. Various programmes have been incorporated for developing tourism in the area.

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