Walayar Medium Irrigation Project JI02681

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Salient Features
1Irrigation Project NameWalayar 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 PlanI-Plan
15Completed in 5 Year PlanIII-Plan
16Project Approval StatusPlanning Commission
17Year of Approval by Planning Commission1953
18Approved Cost (Rs. in cr)1
19Actual Cost (Rs. in cr)1.32
20Culturable Command Area (CCA) (th ha)3.99
21Ultimate Irrigation Potential (UIP) (th ha)7.99
22Potential Created (PC) (th ha)7.99
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
1Walayar (Id) DamDam

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Project Description

The project consists of a dam constructed across the river Korayar at Walayar in Pudussery Panchayat in Palakkad District (Kerala). At the downstream of the dam the river joins with Malampuzha river at Kadukkamkunnu and there upon it is called Kalpathy Puzha, which is a tributary of Bharathapuzha.

The dam in the river portion is of masonry gravity type wrapped by earthen dams on either sides with a total length of 1478.00 m and the reservoir has a capacity of 18.40 MCM at + 203 Mean Sea Level (MSL). There is a road over the dam of width 3.60 m.

The length of masonry dam is 150 m and that of the earthen dam is 1328 m. The proposed ayacut of the project is 3752 ha (CCA). The length of main canal is 12.36 km. The catchment area of the project is 106.35 Sq.km. The work of the project was completed in the year 1964.

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