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Sharda Barrage

The Sharda barrage is also mentioned as lower Sharda barrage which approximately lies about 28km from Lakhimpur city in Uttar Pradesh India.


It is on Sharda River that the lower Sharda barrage is erected which is nearly 163.5km downstream of the upper Sharda barrage. Being a part of Sharda Sahayak Pariyojana (SSP), Sharda barrage mainly relies on water deviated from Karnali (Ghaghra) at Girjapur by means of Sharda Sahayak link canal. The length of the canal is about 28.4km which receives water during the lean season for about eight months. But Sharda supplies when Karnali carries more of silt during the monsoon season of July and October.


The main intention of SSP is to irrigate culturable command area (CCA) of about 16,770 km2. The intensity of irrigation is about 70 per cent. The feeder channel of SSP is about 258.80km which initiates from the right bank of Sharda Barrage with a discharge capacity of about 650 m3/s. The various Sharda canal branches are the Barabanki branch, Daryabad branch, Haidergarh branch, Purva branch, while Rae Bareli branch obtains the supplies from Sharda barrage.

The beneficial fact of SSP is that it provides canal irrigation for cultivation area of 2 m ha; it also benefits lakhs of farmers in 150 development blocks and 16 districts in eastern Uttar Pradesh. It was in 1974 that the project was commissioned and came to an end in 2000 with an approximate estimate of 1300 crore.

Best time to Visit

The winter is the perfect season to visit Lakhimpur Kheri. The temperature is favorable during winter for sight- seeing and other visits in and around Lakhimpur Kheri. October, November, December, February and March are the perfect months to visit the place.

How to Reach

By Air

Chaudhary Charan Singh Airport is the nearest international airport in Lucknow which takes two hours to travel to Lakhimpur Kheri. The airport is linked to all major cities like Delhi, Goa, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Kathmandu and Mumbai through Air India, Spice Jet, Jet airways and Buddha air.

By Rail

Lakhimpur Kheri railway station is the railway station which is present at Lakhimpur Kheri. All main cities such as Lucknow, Amritsar, Bareilly, Delhi, Darbhanga, Gonda, Ambala, Shahjehanpur, and Barauni are well associated.

By Road

The Uttar Pradesh state transport corporation connects Lakhimpur Kheri by 46kms from Sitapur, 109kms from Hardoi, 272kms from Moradabad, 328kms from Aligarh, 203kms from Badaun, 95kms from Shajahanpur, 130kms from Lucknow, 206 from Kanpur, and also private parcel services serve through the road to Lakhimpur Kheri.

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