Geography of Harvana Haryana-Irrigation and Hydroelectric Power pt 10 Presented by- Adv Manoj Vats...
. About Haryana irrigation After the formation of the State of Harvana in 1966, one of the priority areas of the State Government has been creation of irrigation infrastructure to meet the growing demands of agriculture as well as drinking water.
-This was necessary, as 47% of the area has underground brackish water. - Over the years an extensive irrigation network has evolved consisting of 59 main canals having a length of 1500 km and 1326 Distributaries and Minor having a length of 12328 km
- Out of a total geographical area of 4.421 Million Hectare (Mha) of Haryana State, 3.819 Mha is culturable, of which 3.048 Mha is covered by surface irrigation. Most of this area has been covered after the formation of Haryana.
. The irrigation network in Haryana can be divided into four parts; o Bhakra canal system - covering Culturable Command Area (CCA) of 1.383 Mha north- western and western parts, Western Yamuna canal CCA of o.970 Mha in the north-eastern and s system covering
Lift canal system -covering CCAof o.556 Mha in south-western parts of Haryana bordering Rajasthan (Haryana was one of the few States who had taken up lift irrigation system in a big way)
Gurgaon canal and Agra canal systems covering CCA of o.139 Mha in south-eastern parts of Haryana.
. Haryana is, however still waiting for its due share of water and is suffering because of the non-construction of Sutlej Yamuna Link Canal. . The irrigation system will further improve when this share of water is received by Haryana.
The State is also making efforts in distributing the water in just and equitable manner. . The State is always for optimum utilization of available water resources with active participation of stakeholders.
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Adv Manoj Vats
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