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After the independence, considerable attention has been paid to the provision of irrigation facilities in the district by means of flood control measures as well as irrigation channels etc. The gigantic Kosi project which has been completed has resulted in complete transformation of the irrigational avenues in the district. In addition to this, irrigational facilities have been extended in the district through a number of minor irrigation schemes, surface percolation well, open borings, tube wells, rahat pumps, pumping sets and hand pumps. In addition to the canals, irrigation in the north of the district is obtained by bundling the rivers, the water being generally distributed by means of pynes. Irrigation is also done from tanks and wells.