How the Buckingham Canal was Born

Several people have over the years wanted accurate details about the Buckingham Canal. D.H. RAO, who has been delving in the archival records, provides the detailed story of the Buckingham Canal

In 1800, the Government (the Board of Revenue) was anxious to build a navigable canal from Ennore to Madras by connecting many large and small water bodies, utilising the seasonal river Elambore. Certain people who had a monopoly in the salt trade showed interest, but the Governor was not in favour. However, the project was advertised in the Gazette of December 1801.

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