Western Yamuna Canal Major Irrigation Project JI01653

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Salient Features
1Irrigation Project NameWestern Yamuna Canal Major Irrigation Project
2Irrigation Project Name Alias
5Engineering TypeDiversion
8Districts BenefitedBhiwani,Saharanpur,Muzaffarnagar,Baghpat,Jind,Yamunanagar,Sonipat,Rohtak,Panipat,Kurukshetra,Karnal,Jhajjar,Hisar
9BasinArea of inland drainage of Rajasthan, Ganga
11Project SharingNone
14Work Started in 5 Year PlanPre-Plan
15Completed in 5 Year PlanPre-Plan
16Project Approval Status
17Year of Approval by Planning Commission
18Approved Cost (Rs. in cr)
19Actual Cost (Rs. in cr)5.77
20Culturable Command Area (CCA) (th ha)436
21Ultimate Irrigation Potential (UIP) (th ha)436
22Potential Created (PC) (th ha)436
23Project Covered under ERM SchemeYes
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
11-L Dang-PHLift
2Dadupur BarrageBarrage/ Weir/ Anicut (BWA)
4Gujrani minor-PHLift
5Hamida BarrageBarrage/ Weir/ Anicut (BWA)
6Hathini Kund BarrageBarrage/ Weir/ Anicut (BWA)
7Kairu-PH 1Lift
8Kairu-PH 2Lift
9Kairu-PH 3Lift
10Khanak minor-PH 1Lift
11Kohar - PHLift
12Nigana Distributary-PHLift
13Nigana Feeder -PHLift
14Nigana canal-PH 1Lift
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Brief Description of the project

Western Jamuna (Yamuna) Canal off taking from riverYamuna was constructed in 1335 A.D during Feroj Shah Tughlaq's rule but it ceased to flow in 1750 due to execessive siltation. Government of India appointed Mr GGuage.R. Blane, an engineer of Bengal Engineers in 1817 to restore old Mughal canal. The canal was desilted and renovated during a period of 3 years. There was no permannet headworks constructed on river Yamuna. The supplies in canal rose and fell with the seasonal variation in the flow of river.

The famine of 1832-33 led to remodelling of the canal and constrcution of weir on Yamuna at Tajewala and a low masonry dam at Dadupur and Somb torrents about 19.2 km downstream of Tajewala were constructed during 1875-79. The sirsa branch, the largest of the branch canals of Western Jamuna Canal was constrcuetd during 1889-1895. The system was extensively remodelled and extended during 1940-43.

Hathni Kund Barrage

In order to tackle the problem of excessive entry of silt and also from safety point of view, Govt of India in consultaion with Haryana and U.P. decided to replace the old Tajewala head works with modern Hathnikund Barrage across river Yamuna upstream of the existing Tajewala head works. As per the agreement, the cost of the barrage is shared between Haryana and U.P in the ratio of 2/3: 1/3. The barrage has 10 bays of 18 meter size.A link canal has been constructed to link the Hathnikund barrage with the existing canals offtaking from the weir. The Western Yamuna main canal is 82 km long with head discharge capacity of 452.8 cumec. The CCA of the project is 10,76,000 hectare. Eastern Yamuna canal is of UPUttar Pradesh which offtakes from the barrage is a seperate project.

Hathnikund Barrage.jpg
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