The largest Irrigation System in the World

What does the canal mean?

The canal is meant to a tubular anatomical passage or channel. The canal is an artificial waterway for irrigating the land.

Which country has the largest canal system?

Pakistan has the largest canal system. Pakistan’s 72% population is associated with agriculture which is the main source of income for the people of Pakistan. Pakistan is the country that has the largest irrigation system based on the canal of the entire world.

Are all canals man-made?

A man-made waterway is called a canal which allows boats and ships for passing from one body of water to another. For irrigation and other human uses, canals are used for the transportation of water. There are 2 types of canals one is waterway and the other one is aqueducts.

History of the canal system in Pakistan.

Through a canal link system, Pakistan linked its rivers. From the rivers, canals were taken out through dams and barrages. India barrages at the time of partition existed at Madhopur and Hussainiwala in India, although Kalabagh, Sukkur, Trimmu, Baloki, sulemanki, and Islam barrages are taken by Pakistan.

How many canals are there in Pakistan?

The system has six major rivers. Indus, Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi, Sutlej, and Kabul are the names of six major rivers. Three major storage reservoirs, 19 barrages, 12 inter-river link canals, 40 major canal commands, and over 120,000 watercourses have been by the system.

How old is the canal system of Pakistan?

The two important canals of river Ravi are Upper Bari Doab and Lower Bari Doab. For the production of summer crops, these canals are very significant. In 1868 the upper Bari Doab and old Canal were constructed.

How many canals are there in Punjab Pakistan?

There are 16 Link Canals in Punjab Pakistan. In Pakistan, the total length of canals is about 56,073 kilometers. There are ten linked canals also found in Punjab which was dug after the Indus Water Treaty.

Which is the longest canal in Pakistan?

The longest canal in Pakistan is Nara. From above the Sukkur Barrage through the districts of Khairpur, Sanghar, Mirpurkhas, and Tharparkar to the Jamrao Canal Nara the canal flows.

What is the Purpose of the Link Canal?

In Pakistani Punjab MRL Canal (Marala Ravi Link) is a canal that runs from the Chenab River near Sialkot; Marcella the Headworks to the River Ravi. In 1956 it was constructed to transfer water from River Chenab to River Ravi moreover to irrigate about 60,000 hectares of land in districts of Sialkot and Gujranwala.

How many Canals are there in Sindh?

There are 14 canals in Sindh. In Sindh, the irrigation system is completely supplied by the three major barrages on the River Indus. The name of three major barrages is as follow Guddu, Sukkur, and Kotri.

How many Barrages are in Pakistan?

There is a total of 19 barrages in Pakistan.

Here are the names of 19 barrages:

Chashma Barrage, Head Balloki, Islam Barrage, Jinnah Barrage, Khanki Headwors, Marala Headworks, Panjnad Headworks, Qadirabad Headworks, Rasul Barrage, Sidhnai Headworks, Sulemanki Headworks, Mailsi Headworks, Taunsa Barrage, Trimmu Barrage, Mohammad wala Headwork, Ghazi Brotha Barrage, Guddu Barrage, Kotri Barrage, Sukkur Barrage, Sindh Barrage.

What is the most important river in Pakistan?

Indus River is the most important in Pakistan. Indus River is the longest and the largest river in Pakistan. Indus River supplied around two-thirds of water for irrigation and in homes.

Which river is called the Nile of Pakistan?

Indus River is called the Nile of Pakistan.

What was called Canal Colony?

In Punjab, a network of irrigation canals has been built by the British Indian government for the transformation of semi-desert wastes into fertile agricultural lands that could grow wheat and cotton for export. Canal Colonies are the colonies situated around the areas irrigated by the new canals.

What are Canal Colonies 10?

By the new canals, the areas were irrigated called canal colonies. A network of irrigation canals built by Indian British for the transformation of semi-desert wastes into fertile agricultural lands for export.

What would happen if there was no canal system in Pakistan?

Groundwater which is outflow and departure supports the high and snowballing levels of groundwater use in the basin. With the inefficient and unfair distribution of water, the difficulties in irrigation are more to do and less efficiency in terms of the harvest and value of crops a unit of water used.

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