Mayurakshi Major Irrigation Project West Bengal JI02901

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Salient Features
1Irrigation Project NameMayurakshi Major Irrigation Project_West Bengal
2Irrigation Project Name Alias
5Engineering TypeDiversion, Storage
7StateWest Bengal
8Districts BenefitedBarddhaman,Murshidabad,Birbhum
10RiverMayurakshi or Mor
11Project SharingInterstate
14Work Started in 5 Year PlanI-Plan
15Completed in 5 Year PlanVII-Plan
16Project Approval StatusPlanning Commission
17Year of Approval by Planning Commission1946
18Approved Cost (Rs. in cr)
19Actual Cost (Rs. in cr)20.46
20Culturable Command Area (CCA) (th ha)226.63
21Ultimate Irrigation Potential (UIP) (th ha)246.96
22Potential Created (PC) (th ha)246.96
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
1Bakreswar BarrageBarrage/ Weir/ Anicut (BWA)
2Brahmani BarrageBarrage/ Weir/ Anicut (BWA)
3Dwaraka BarrageBarrage/ Weir/ Anicut (BWA)
4Kopai BarrageBarrage/ Weir/ Anicut (BWA)
5Masanjor JH DamDam
6Tilpara BarrageBarrage/ Weir/ Anicut (BWA)

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Project Description

The Massonjore dam is constructed across river mayurakshi at Massanjore in santhal pargana district of Jharkhand. A barrage is constructed at Tilpara, 32 km downstream of the dam. Two main canals, one on the left bank and other on the right, take off from the barrage. There are four pick-up barrage, two on each side, where the rivers Bakreswar (Bakreshwar weir) and Kopai (Kopai barrage) (on the right side) and Dwarka (Dwarka barrage)and Brahmani (Brahamani barrage) (on the left) cross the canals. The total length of the main canal is 216.71 km and that of branch canal is 147.07 km. The CCA of the project is 2,26,720 hectare spread in the districts of Birbhum, Murshidabad and Burdwan. The ultimate irrigation potential is 2,46,963 hectare.

Massanjore Dam is a part of Mayurakshi Project.

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