Coordinates: 29°31′13″N 76°50′24″E / 29.5203112°N 76.8400526°E / 29.5203112; 76.8400526

Munak Canal
LocksMunak Barrage regulator, Khubru barrage and Mandora barrage
Construction began2012
Start pointMunak, Haryana
Branch ofWestern Yamuna Canal

The Munak Canal is a 102 kilometer long aqueduct that is part of Western Yamuna Canal in Haryana and Delhi states in India. The canal conveys water from the Yamuna River at Munak regulator in Karnal district of Haryana and travels in a southerly direction via Khubru barrage and Mandora barrage, terminating at Haidarpur in Delhi. It is one of the primary sources of drinking water for Delhi. A memorandum of understanding was signed between the Haryana and Delhi governments in 1996 and the Canal was constructed by Haryana between 2003 and 2012 on payment by Delhi. Originally a porous trench, the canal was eventually cemented due to excess seepage, saving 80 million gallons of water per day.[1][2][3]


In February 2016, the canal was disrupted by the Jats during their agitation, which led to potential water crises in Delhi. Control of the canal was taken over by the Indian Army to restore the water supply.[4][5]

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  1. ^ Joshi, Mallica; Halder, Ritam (18 June 2015). "Canal that quenches Delhi's thirst" (PDF). Hindustan Times. Retrieved 22 February 2016.
  2. ^ Lalchandani, Neha (8 January 2015). "Delhi Jal Board to ready Munak Canal link in 2 months" (Delhi). The Times Of India. TNN. Retrieved 22 February 2016.
  3. ^ Army guarding Munak canal, 1200 cusec water supplied to Delhi: Haryana tells SC, Firstpost, 25 Feb 2016.
  4. ^ "Army takes control of Munak canal, Delhi water crisis to end today". Hindustan Times. 22 February 2016. Retrieved 22 February 2016.
  5. ^ "India caste unrest: Ten million without water in Delhi". BBC. Retrieved 22 February 2016.