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Indira Gandhi Canal Project

  • Integrity Education, Delhi
  • 22, Jun 2021
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Context: Indira Gandhi Canal repair accomplished in record time

  • The Indira Gandhi Canal (originally, Rajasthan Canal) is the longest canal of India.
  • The canal begins at the Harike Barrage—at the confluence of the Sutlej and Beas rivers in the Indian Punjab

Objectives of Project

  • To provide irrigation facilities in desert area to meet the increasing demand of agricultural products.
  • To provide water for drinking and industrial uses.
  • Drought proofing of the area and improving living conditions.
  • To meet the needs of drinking water, fodder etc. for the animal wealth in the region.
  • To provide opportunities for employment and overall development of the area