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The Kosi Balance Sheet

Posted by Ramoo on September 27, 2008

The Kosi Balance Sheet
Year Area in ha % of promised
Eastern Kosi (EK) Main Canal
Promised Irrigation 7,12,000
Slashed Down Target 1975-76 3,73,000
Actual Irrigation 2003-04 1,41,970 19.94%
2004-05 91,560 12.86%
2005-06 1,49,170 20.95%
2007-08 1,36,180 19.13%
Maximum that the canal irigated 1983-84 2,13,133 29.93%
Land Water logged on east of EK Embarkment
Western Kosi Main Canal
Promised Irrigation 3,25,000
Actual Irrigation 2003-04 13,750 4.23%
2004-05 17,390 5.35%
2005-06 21,620 6.65%
2006-07 25,310 7.79%
2007-08 23,770 7.31%
Cost Estimation 1963 Rs. 13.49 Cr
Mar-08 Rs. 1009 Cr
Flood Protection
Promised Protected Area 2,14,000
Land Waterlogged on eastern embarkment 1,82,000
Land waterlogged on western embarkment 1,23,000
Land permanently exposed to flooding/erosion/sand casting between two embarkments 1,10,000
Total 4,15,000
This year’s flood has hit 5 districts, 35 blocks, 412 GPs, 1026 villages, a population of 33.56 lakhs killing 162 persons and 767 cattle ( Official Report 25th September 2008)
for further information
Dinesh Kumar Mishra
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Convenor-Barh Mukti Abhiyan
6-B Rajiv Nagar, Patna 800024
Bihar , INDIA
E- mail: dkmishra108@gmail.com  +919431303360

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