Greater Thal Canal

Greater Thal Canal

Off-takes from Chashma Jhelum Link Canal at RD 180+222. (Khushab, Bhakkar, Layyah and Jhang Districts of Punjab)
Salient Features

Length of Main Canal

35 km  greater thal

Canal Capacity

8,500 cusecs

Length of Branch Canals

344 km (Phase-I: 65 km)

Length of Distributaries & Minors

1,999 km

(Phase-I: 400 km)

Command Area

1,739,000 acres   (Phase-I: 355,000 acres)
Scope of Work Agricultural production resulting in a boost to the economy, improvements in the physical environment including the atmosphere, climate, land, and water, improvement in the quality of life due to betterment in socio-cultural and socio-economic conditions. Crop benefits of Rs. 5.58 Billion per year.
Commencement Date (Phase-I) As per PC-I August 16, 2001
Completion Date (Phase-I) As per PC-I June 2005 / Actual June 2009
Financial Status (Rs. Million) Local Foreign Total
Approved PC-I Cost (28.02.2002) 30,467.109 - 30,467.109
PC-I Phase-I Cost 10,144.060 - 10,144.060


           Physical Progress                Completed

The Project has been handed over to the Irrigation Department, Govt. of Punjab on 30.06.2010.

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