Neyyar Irrigation Scheme

The Neyyar Irrigation Project is one among the Major Irrigation Project taken up in Kerala under the first five year plan.
The scheme envisages construction of a dam across Neyyar River near Kattakkada in Thiruvananthapuram district. The project was completed in 1973 and it envisages in  irrigating an ayacut of 11740 Ha. The scheme has now become an integral part of the lives of the people of Neyyatinkara Taluk and its surroundings, since it is the main source of water for agricultural and drinking purpose. Details of canals are given below.

Canal

Length in Km

Right bank Main canal

33.82

Left bank Main canal

33.40

Branch canals

104.60

The Neyyar Dam area is a main Tourist centre in Thiruvananthapuram District and there is a garden, swimming pool, boat service in reservoir, crocodile farm and lion safari park.

Salient features

 

Type

Dam

Composition

Straight gravity masonry dam

Purpose

Irrigation

Ayacut area

11740 Ha

Catchment area

140Km²

Completion

1973

Location

Chembilamoodu , Neyyattinkara taluk

District

Thiruvananthapuram

Basin

Neyyar

Longitude

77°09’ E

Latitude

8°32’ N

Full Reservoir Level

84.73 m