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View of trough of aqueduct, [Nadrai Aqueduct, Lower Ganges Canal], September 1889.

View of trough of aqueduct, [Nadrai Aqueduct, Lower Ganges Canal], September 1889.

Photographer: Unknown

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1889

Shelfmark: Photo 387/(39)

Item number: 38739

Genre: Photograph

The album of 46 prints detailing the construction of the Nadrai Aqueduct, Lower Ganges Canal was found in the Map Room of the India Office Library and Records in the 1970s and depicts various stages of its construction between May 1887 and 1890. There were two Ganges canals in the North-Western Provinces: the Upper Ganges Canal, opened since 1854, and the Lower Ganges canal, which underwent construction in the late 1860s. The Lower Ganges Canal was "intended to completely provide for the irrigation of the southern portion of the country lying between the Ganges and the Jumna rivers, as the Ganges canal proper" had already provided for the northern portion.

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