Longest Canals in India

Over 70% of Indians rely on agriculture, and there are hundreds of dams and reservoirs built primarily for irrigation purposes, as well as hundreds of rivers utilized for canals throughout agricultural fields. Several initiatives are being considered to link rivers in various areas of India.

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Canal Name



Upper Ganges Canal1412 kmHaridwar to Aligarh district via Meerut and Bulandshahr
Indira Gandhi Canal649 kmRajasthan, Punjab, and Haryana
Buckingham Canal421 kmVijayawada to Villupuram District in Tamilnadu
Sutlej Yamuna Link Canal214 kmConnect the Sutlej and Yamuna rivers
Sharda Canal938 km (including all branches)Pilibhit District, Uttar Pradesh

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