Indira Gandhi Canal is the largest canal in India. The canal is 650 km long and starts from the Harike Barrage, a few kilometers below the confluence of the Sutlej and Beas rivers in Punjab. It flows through Punjab, Haryana, and Rajasthan, with the major length of the canal flowing through Rajasthan. The canal terminates near Jaisalmer in Rajasthan.
The construction of Indira Gandhi Canal was started in 1958. The main
objective behind building the canal is to convert the part of Thar
desert from wasteland to agriculturally productive area. The canal was
earlier known as Rajasthan Canal and its name was changed in 1984.
Indira Gandhi Canal uses water released from Pong dam.