About The Wing

Projects-I wing of Irrigation department deals with major and medium Irrigation schemes coming in the Northern Districts of the state. The wing is entrusted with the task of construction, operation, upkeep and maintenances of major and medium hydraulic structures and irrigation networks in Northern Kerala. The wing is headed by Chief Engineer, Projects-I (Cauvery cell) and the headquarters is located in Cauvery House Irrigation Complex, Kozhikode. There are two Circle offices under Chief Engineer, Projects-I, namely Siruvani Project Circle, Palakkad and Project Circle, Kannur, each is headed by a Superintending Engineer. The following Projects/Scheme in the Northern part of the state, i.e from Palakkad to Kasargod are under the control of Chief Engineer Projects-I.


Sl. No

Name of Project/ Scheme


  Completed Projects  
1 Kuttiyadi Irrigation Project (KyIP) Kozhikode
2 Pazhassi River Diversion Scheme Kannur
3 Malampuzha Irrigation Scheme Palakkad
4 Mangalam Irrigation Scheme Palakkad
5 Pothundy Irrigation Scheme Palakkad
6 Cheramangalam Scheme Palakkad
7 Chitturpuzha River Diversion Scheme
(Moolathara Regulator)
8 Meenkara Irrigation Scheme (Gayathri Stage I) Palakkad
9 Chulliyar Irrigation Scheme (Gayathri Stage II) Palakkad
10 Walayar Irrigation Scheme Palakkad
11 Kanhirapuzha Irrigation Scheme Palakkad
  Ongoing Projects  
1 Karapuzha Irrigation Project (Partially commissioned) Wayanad
2 Banasurasagar Irrigation Project (In progress) Wayanad


The total storage potential of the reservoirs of the above projects comes to 662.62Mm3. In addition to the above projects/schemes the envisaged Attappadi Valley Irrigation Project, investigation projects in Kabani Sub basin, Chamravattom Regulator Cum Bridge and Velliyankallu Regulator Cum Bridge are included under this wing. The Siruvani Dam constructed for supplying drinking water to the City of Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu is also maintained and operated by this wing in accordance with the Kerala- Tamil Nadu agreement on Siruvani Drinking Water Supply Project.