Mulwad Lift Irrigation Project

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Mulwad Lift Irrigation Project is Located at Vijayapura District,Karnataka.This project envisages providing irrigation facility to 5.60 lakh acres of land in Vijayapura Dist.The aim of the project to fill 203 tanks in Vijayapura Dist.This Project help assured for farmers who contribute land for canal construction.

Mulawad LIS

The Government said in its proposal that the Mulwad scheme, a major component  of the Upper Krishna Project (UKP), will be allocated 54.4 tmcft in surplus water as against the original allocation of 56.5 tmcft. Once completed, the Mulwad scheme will irrigate 2.11 lakh hectares of land in Bijapur district.

According to plans the works of 12 main canals of this project was supposed to complete by end of March 2018. But instructions have been given to the contractors concerned to complete all the remaining 12 main canal works with in September 2017 and ensure that 203 tanks will be filled with water, through these canals during the current monsoon season itself.Mulawad LIS Project

Under the 3rd phase of the Mulawad LIS, water was released to the Masuti lead off canal near Hanamapura jakcwell in Basavanabagewadi taluk on August 13, 2017. The Mulawad LIS is an important project of North Karnataka and especially Vijayapura. Water is being released on a pilot basis and it will benefit the farmers of Hanamapura, Nagaradinni, Kurubaradinni, Masuti, Malghana, Kalagurki, Mulawada, Ronihaala and Asangi. Measures have been taken to link all the tanks that come in this canal network and all these tanks will be filled soon.In order to provide irrigation facility to 80,000 acres of land in and around India, plans are made to extend the Mulawad LIS canal from Tidagundi. Works of  the Chadachana LIS that provides irrigation to Nagathaana assembly constituency, Peerapur-Budhihal project in Devarahipparagi and Nagarabetta project in Muddebihal taluk will also be commenced soon. 

Mulawad LIS Project UKP Stage 3


Trial run of Pumps at Masuti village started

* Major portion of the Mulawada LIS project completed 
* Upon completion, Mulawad LIS will provide irrigation facility to a total area  of 5,61,000 acres

The trial run of the pumps of the third lift of Mulawada LIS at Masuti village was commenced recently. Water is being provided to the farmers through a network of canals on a pilot basis.

Upon completion, Mulawada LIS, one of the major LIS projects of the Vijayapura district, will use 54 TMC ft water to provide irrigation to a total area of 5,61,000 acres in Vijayapura district.

Sailent Features of Mulawada LIS

Location               :  On the foreshore of Almatti Reservoir left flank

Utilisation             :   8.50 TMC

Head Works          1st Head Work at Baluti 2nd Head Work at Hanumapur

Canal Network     :  East Canal   - 17.4 Km (6 No. Distry’s)

                                West Canal : 78.06 Km (43 No. Distry’s)

Command Area    : 30,850 Ha.

Potential Created  : 25,735 Ha.

Taluks benefited    : B. Bagewadi & Bijapur Taluks of Bijapur Dist. & Jamkhandi Taluk of Bagalkot Dist.

Mulawada LIS Work Started - 1992 & Completed - 2007 - 08