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ASSESSMENT OF IRRIGATION POTENTIAL CREATED IN AIBP 50 FUNDED IRRIGATION PROJECTS IN INDIA USING CARTOSAT SATELLITE DATA -
KALLADA IRRIGATION PROJECT


The Accelerated Irrigation Benefit Program (AIBP) was conceived in the year 1996 by Government of India in order to provide financial assistance to the States to complete various identified ongoing irrigation projects in the country so that envisaged irrigation potential of the project could be created and thereby extend irrigation to more areas. AIBP was aimed at the twin benefits of accelerating the ongoing irrigation projects and realization of bulk benefits from completed irrigation projects. The Kallada Irrigation Project was included in the AIBP Scheme during 1996-97. Basic approach involved in the study consists of generation of existing irrigation infrastructure in the project and comparing it to the proposed irrigation infrastructure thereby assessing the irrigation potential created in the project command area.

OBJECTIVES
1. Inventory and mapping of irrigation infrastructure consisting of canal network, cross drainage, irrigation and other related structres.
2. Assessment of Irrigation Potential (I.P) created as on March 2010 or as on Cartosat data acquisition period.

STUDY AREA
The Kallada Irritation Project (KIP) comprises of a storage dam across river Kallada and a pick up weir 5km downstream with two canal systems taking off from both flanks of the weir to irrigate a cultivable command area of 61,630 ha. The head works are located in Kollam district and the command area is located in Kollam, Pathanamthitta and Alapuzha districts.
Maps (click to view)

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