The Neyyar Irrigation Project is one among the Major Irrigation Project taken up in Kerala under the first five year plan.
The scheme envisages construction of a dam across Neyyar River near Kattakkada in Thiruvananthapuram district. The project was completed in 1973 and it envisages in irrigating an ayacut of 11740 Ha. The scheme has now become an integral part of the lives of the people of Neyyatinkara Taluk and its surroundings, since it is the main source of water for agricultural and drinking purpose. Details of canals are given below.
|Canal||Length in Km|
|Right bank Main canal||33.82|
|Left bank Main canal||33.40|
The Neyyar Dam area is a main Tourist centre in Thiruvananthapuram District and there is a garden, swimming pool, boat service in reservoir, crocodile farm and lion safari park.
|Composition||Straight gravity masonry dam|
|Ayacut area||11740 Ha|
|Location||Chembilamoodu , Neyyattinkara taluk|
|Full Reservoir Level||84.73 m|