Idamalayar Irrigation Scheme

The scheme envisages the utilization of the tailrace water from the Idamalayar Hydroelectric Project.  The tailrace water, which is impounded by the Periyar barrage under PVIP, is drawn through a system of canals.  These canals are constructed under this scheme to provide irrigation facilities to 14394 ha. (net) / 29036 ha. (gross) area.  The budget outlay for this project for 2005-2006 was Rs 5.00 crores.  
Since this is a Major Irrigation scheme, with so many components, it is not possible to complete the project within this annual plan. Moreover this cannot be completed using one time ACA. No external assistance is availed by this project. Proposal for getting funds under AIBP Scheme is under preparation.