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PROJECT : UPPER GANGA CANAL SYSTEM

First major irrigation system of the country as well as the whole world in mid of 19th century.
LOCATION : Headworks
Barrage is constructed on river Ganga at Bhimgoda Distt. Hardwar in 1988
SOURCE RIVER : Ganga
CONSTRUCTION :  
Formation of project and preliminary arrangements 1834-1842
Main construction period 1842-1854
Year of commissioning 1854
Cost Rs 140 Lacs at the time of commissioning

Phase wise Development :

S.No. ITEM INITIAL PRESENT
1 Length of canal branches 1400 km 6540 km
2 Gross command area 15.0 Lacs acre 50 Lacs acre
3 Culturable command area - 10.08 Lacs h.a.
4 Head Discharge 6750 cusecs 10.500 cusecs
Benefitted Distt :
Saharanpur, Muzaffarnagar, Meerut, Ghaziabad, Bulandshahar, Aligarh, Mathura, Agra, Mainpuri and Etha
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