anicut


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anicut

(ˈænɪkʌt)
n
a dam, found in streams in India, which serves to control the flow of an irrigation system
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Tenders are invited for Restoration To Down Stream 4Th Apron Of Ghumusara Anicut.
Chandrababu Naidu inaugurated the Narasapuram anicut (dam made in a stream for maintaining and regulating irrigation), built across the Sarada river on Wednesday.
The earliest recorded river diversion was by King Vasabha (127 to 171 AD) nearly 1800 years ago when he constructed the Elahera anicut with seventeen miles of canal to convey water to Minneriya wewa.