CHENAB (the Greek Acesines), one of the "Five rivers" of the Punjab, India.
Porus) between the Hydaspes and Acesines (Chenab), and that of Abhisara (Gr.
The Chenab canal, the largest in India and the most profitable, was only begun in 1889.
It is a smaller work than the Chenab, but it is calculated to command 1,130,000 acres, of which at least half will be watered annually.
Crossing the Hydaspes (Jhelum) he defeated Porus in a great battle, and crossing the Acesines (Chenab) near the foot of the hills and the Hydraotes (Ravi), reached the Hyphasis (Beas).
The Chenab Colony, resulting from the great success of the Chenab Canal in irrigating the desert of the Bar, was formed out of the three adjacent districts of Gujranwala, Jhang, and Montgomery in 1892, and contained in 1901 a population of 791,861.
It lies in the Rechna Doab between the Chenab and Ravi rivers in the north-east of the Jhang district, and is designed to include an irrigated area of 21 million acres.
The Chenab Canal (opened 1887) is the largest and most profitable perennial canal in India.