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Indira Gandhi Canal

It was constructed from 1952 to 2010 and is the longest in India.

Originally known as the Rajasthan canal, it was later renamed as Indira Gandhi Canal in 1984.

The canal originates at the Harike Barrage in Punjab and is built on Sutlej and Beas rivers.

It extends from Haryana in Punjab and to Lohgarh district in Rajasthan, covering 7 districts in Rajasthan.

The recent report on the closing of the canal for repair works, indicated an expected shrinkage on the available water for the drinking and irrigation of the region.