Chambal canal system to be improved

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Bhopal, Apr 30 (UNI) Improvement of the main canal of the Chambal canal system at the 571th km and branch and sub-branch canals at the 2,620th km would be undertaken at a cost of Rs 425 crore under the World Bank-aided Water Sector Restructuring Project in Madhya Pradesh.

It would bring 2.73 lakh hectares at 756 villages in Morena, Bhind and Sheopur districts under irrigation and lead to considerable increase in rabi and kharif yield, an official release said here today.

The Chambal Canal Project is a joint venture of the Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan governments. The Gandhi Sagar Dam has been built in this state while the Maharana Pratap Sagar Dam, Jawahar Sagar Dam and Kota Barrage have been built in the Desert State. The Chambal left and right canals emanate from Kota Barrage.

The left canal irrigates only Rajasthan areas while the right enters the Parvati aqueduct after irrigating Rajasthan areas during its 124-km course in that state.

The Chambal right canal starts to flow in Madhya Pradesh from the Parvati aqueduct and its length is 179 km. The canal bifurcates at Sunehra head near Sabalgarh. Ambah branch canal emanates from its left side and is 171 km long.

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