Kangsabati Project

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The Kangsabati Project (Bengali: কংসাবতী প্রকল্প), also often referred to as the Kangsabati Irrigation Project and The Kangsabati Reservoir Project, is a project started in the Indian state of West Bengal in 1956 as part of the Indian Second Five-year Plan to provide water to 3,484.77 km² of land in the districts of Paschim Medinipur, Purba Medinipur, Bankura, and Hooghly.[1] It involves irrigation land using water from the Kangsabati River, as well as the Shilaboti and the Bhoirobbanki rivers.

As part of the Project, a 38 m high and 10,098 m long dam was constructed at Khatra. A anicut dam built on the Kangsabati River near Midnapore in 1872 was also added to the operations of the project.[2]


Coordinates: 22°57′22″N 86°42′36″E / 22.956°N 86.710°E / 22.956; 86.710