CLASSIFICATION OF CANALS

## Classification of canals

CANAL The canal is an artificial channel, usually trapezoidal in section. It is construct on the surface of the ground. It is use to convey water from the river, lake, reservoir, etc., to fields for irrigation, for water supply schemes, for power generating units, etc. They always flow under gravity. The canal may be Kucha or Pucca. Pucca canals are known as lined canals. CLASSIFICATION OF CANALS The canals can be classified in several ways. All the possible classifications are given as follows: 1. Classification based on financial output. Under this classification canals may be divided into two types: (i) Protective canal. (ii) Productive canal. (i) Protective canal. The purpose of a protective canal is to protect the areas most prone to famines. The canals are construct having all the permanent works required for their regulation. No discharge of water is left in them under normal conditions. But whenever famine…

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