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Strengthening the Mahendra Tanaya Canal

The project “Strengthening Mahendra Tanaya Canal” will repair and revive the river canal damaged by the landslides during Cyclone Titli that hit Odisha in October 2018. The 2.1 kilometres long Mahendra Tanaya River canal is fully gravity-led and makes optimal use of the perennial stream that arises in the Bisampadu forest. The local farmers had been using the mountain stream for irrigating crops on some patches of land in the area.

The project aims to strengthen the farm livelihoods of the area.

REACH

1110 households in 11 villages

REGION

Rayagada block, Gajapati district in Odisha

PROJECT STATUS

Ongoing

TIMELINE

March 2021 to Present

BUDGET

₹13.62 lakh

PARTNERS

Godrej & Boyce

ACTIVITIES

  • Initial discussions with village communities
  • Finalisation of engineering plan and estimates
  • Canal Committee meeting and resolutions
  • Village level resolutions for labour contribution
  • Conduct of Civil Works
  • Canal User Information system data collection
  • Canal User Information system compilation
  • Village-level awareness generation activities
  • Crop planning and improved practices for Kharif crop
  • Leadership training for Canal Committee members
  • Commissioning of the completed canal