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Rs 211-crore investment planned to rejuvenate Bist Doab Canal

The Bist Doab Canal System may soon transform the region with the government planning to invest Rs 211 crore on increasing its capacity 6-fold from 30,364 hectares to 1,72,981 hectare.

punjab Updated: May 22, 2013 23:04 IST
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The Bist Doab Canal System may soon transform the region with the government planning to invest Rs 211 crore on increasing its capacity 6-fold from 30,364 hectares to 1,72,981 hectare.


A spokesperson of the department said that decision had been taken to rejuvenate the system on the demand of the peasantry.

He added Bist Doab Canal that off-takes from right side of Ropar Head Works on river Sutlej with a authorized supply discharge of 1,452 cusecs caters to the irrigation needs of districts of Hoshiarpur, Nawanshahar, Jalandhar and Kapurthala will be upgraded.

The 811-km Bist Doab Canal System has not been relined since its construction in 1954-55, he said.

The spokesperson said that the government had also sanctioned a rehabilitation of syphon aqueduct at the Jalandhar branch that was damaged during the floods that would increase the irrigation area by 1,58,416 acres.