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Lower Chenab Canal (East)

The Lower Chenab Canal (East), branching from River Chenab at Khanki Headwork in Gujrat district, was constructed in 1892. This system comprises of Upper Gogera Branch Canal, Lower Gogera Branch, Burala Branch and Upper Rakh Branch. All these areas are enclosed by the Rivers Ravi and Chenab.

The Lower Chenab Canal (East) is about 300 km in length and 60 km in width. It covers a gross area of about 2.12 million acres with a CCA of 1.84 Million acres in the districts of Gujranwala, Hafizabad, Sheikhupura, Faisalabad, Nankana Sahib and Toba Tek Singh.

The total population of the LCC area is 12.79 million of which 9.42 million are direct beneficiaries. Most of the area is flat agricultural land. However, the average annual rainfall is estimated as 315 mm, which is insufficient for the water requirement of the crops grown. 

LCC (E) area is defined as mixed cropping zone. Rice, wheat, sugarcane, oilseeds and fodders are the main crops of the area while cotton and maize are not commonly cultivated in the LCC (E). Different kinds of orchards cover every minute percentage of the area. Total cultivated command area of LCC (E) is 1,839,300 acres.
Under the reforms program, PIDA has framed 84 Farmer Organizations in Lower Chenab Canal (East) Circle by establishing the Area Water Board.