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.
|Upper Ganges Canal||1412 km||Haridwar to Aligarh district via Meerut and Bulandshahr|
|Indira Gandhi Canal||649 km||Rajasthan, Punjab, and Haryana|
|Buckingham Canal||421 km||Vijayawada to Villupuram District in Tamilnadu|
|Sutlej Yamuna Link Canal||214 km||Connect the Sutlej and Yamuna rivers|
|Sharda Canal||938 km (including all branches)||Pilibhit District, Uttar Pradesh|