PUBLESTII3D BY AUTH'tlttTY
ALLAHABAD, SATURDAY, JANUARY S, 1955
Officials Papers : Statement of Cotton Pressed : Vital Statistics : Seizures and Deaths; Reports ; Monthly Weather
Reports; Notices and Advertisements, etc.
GOVERNMENT OF UTTAB PKADESH
DEFAIU M LK T
Jjaled IftivfaiLM, December 1, 1954
Tim Atlmiimtirifcinn ftapoib foi' the year ending JJurdi 31, Jfl5iJ.
With the attainment of Independence, the activities of the Irrigation
Department have expanded considerably during the last eight years and a
large number of projects'—both major and minor— have bteii taken up.
In consequence of the development of resources through the coiintmrtion
ui! new canals, tube-wells and reservoirs, bunahits, etc. all over the State, substan-
tial progress waa achieved on -'Irrigation*1. Tko irrigable area of the State,
Increased to 82- 95 lakh acics by the end of the year 1952-53 as compared to
80- 85 lakh and 67- 80 lakh acres in the years 1&51-52 and 1945-40, respectively.
During the year under report, a record area of 7,270,215 atio was minted
against the record of 7,105,682 acres of the preceding yeai. Ihe totaL value of
crops raised with the aid of Stabe-uwned Irrigation Works during the year was
estimated at Rw.223-40 ciores appioximately as comprucd to Rs.218'40
cvoroB in the preceding year. The total length of channels in operation at the
end of the year was 30,114 miles including 2U,151 milts of iirigatmg channels as
comp.ved to 29,015 and 19,525 miles respectively at thu end of the pr* vii/us
year. The total number of tube-wells in operation was 2,554 againai £^93 tube-
wells at the end of the previous year.
The following is a brief account oi' the aub.vititH in ;egs«ra to v'Pro due live"
and "Unproductive" works completed or in progn&tj during the year 1952-53.
Arnold the "Productive" works, the woik of increasing the capacity of the
Upper3Ganga Canal from 8,000 to 10,500 cusecs in order to utilize additional
supplies in the Ganga river at Hardwar was commenced during the year,
This would enable an additional area of one lakh acres to be irrigated in the
kfawiffasl every year* A number of extensions and improvements of the chan-
nels were carried out on the Western Canals. Construction of tube-wells and