Before the introduction of the canals, the major portion of the cultivated area in the district was irrigated by wells and tanks.The canals were introduced in the district in 1898.
Tube-well irrigation and minor irrigation schemes were started only during the post-Independence period.
Canals Length in K.M.
Fatehpur main system 530.33
Thata main system 29.00
Karari main system 5.40
Pachhimi Allahabad branch 539.70