Sirhind Canal

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The Sirhind Canal is a large irrigation canal that carries water from the Sutlej River in Punjab, India. It is one of the oldest and biggest irrigation works in the Indus river system, and began carrying water in 1882 CE.[1] The Sirhind Canal begins at Ropar and heads southwest to Doraha in Ludhiana district. The canal further subdivides many times to irrigate a large part of the Malwa region of Punjab.[2]

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  1. Rangachari, R. (2006). Bhakra-Nangal Project : socio-economic and environmental impacts. Third World Centre for Water Management, Centre for Policy Research, Nihon Zaidan. New Delhi: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-567534-7. OCLC 63798001.
  2. The Britannica Quizmaster, Popular Prakashan, ISBN 978-81-7154-881-1, ... From Ropar the canal runs west- southwest to Doraha where it splits into three branches: Abohar, Bathinda, and Patiala ... irrigating a large part of western Malwa ...