Largest Irrigation project of Bangladesh is Tista barrage. Tista Barrage situated on Tista River at Duani Union in hatibandha sub district in lalmonirhat district. The length of Tista Barrage is 615metre. Its built with concrete with 44 radial gates. The Barrage has 12,750 cusec discharge ability. This Barrage is mainly used to divert two hundred cusec of water for irrigation by a canal taking off on the right bank side of Tista River.
History of Tista Barrage
For producing more crops by providing the irrigation facilities in arable land of north locality of greater Rangpur, Dinajpur, and bogra district Government of that time in 1937 adopted the plan. The original plan was adopted in 1953. But it was not possible to start. Engineers of the BWDB and experts of BUET jointly reviewed the previous reports and prepared a detailed engin. design. A fresh survey and field investigation was also conducted. Finally The formation of the Tista Barrage started in 1979 and that of the irrigation canals in 1984, and was completed in 1997-1990. President H. M. Ershad officially inaugurated the Tista barrage.
Tista Barrage : Canal gate
Importance of Tista Barrage
The creation of the barrage nilaphamari, Rangpur and Dinajpur districts come under the areas of irrigation facilities.
Accommodation and Communication of Tista Barrage
You can go Tista barrage Form lalmonirhat proper or hatibandha subdistrict proper by road way. After taking permission you can stay there at Bangladesh water development board rest house.