Sangareddy: With Singur Multipurpose Irrigation project constructed across river Manjeera at Singur village in Pulkal mandal brimming with water, the 40,000 acres under the ayacut of the project will get sufficient irrigation water for Vaanakalam season.
The project, having 29.91TMCft storage capacity, now has 20.885 TMCft water. The water body, which usually gets major inflows in August and September every year, has so far received inflows of 7.6TMCft this monsoon. The project had over 19 TMCft of water from last year before the monsoon commenced this year. Since irrigation authorities already released water needed for lands under the ayacut of Ghanpur project, located downstream in Medak district, and Nizam Sagar, located downstream in Kamareddy district, there was sufficient water to meet Vanakalam irrigation needs. The irrigation authorities have already released water from Singur canals to meet the irrigation needs.
Out of the 20,885TMCft water available now in the project, over 16 TMCft will be used for Mission Bagiratha requirements for the entire year and the remaining water will be released for irrigation needs of Sangareddy district. The project’s ayacut comprises 40,000 acres in Andole, Pulkal and Choutakur mandals of Andole constituency.
Speaking to Telangana Today, project engineer Mazar Mohammad said they will provide irrigation water to 40,000 acres ayacut under both the right and left canals. While the left canal covers 35,000 acres under its ayacut, the right canal covers 5,000 acres, Mazhar Mohammad said, adding that they will fill 170 minor irrigation tanks in Pulkal and Choutakur Mandals through canals.
The farmers in these mandal are raising paddy nurseries and transplantation has also commenced in some places which will continue for the next one month. Banoth Nagesh, a resident of Gongulur village in Pulkal Mandal, said profits from cultivation mostly depends on water availability in Singur project in their village. Thanks to early rains, the Manjira catchment area has received moderate rain this year. Nagesh thanked the Telangana government for releasing the water early.
Andole MLA Chanti Kranthi Kiran instructed the irrigation authorities to release water to the last acre under ayacut. The MLA told Telangana Today that they will release water to Yasangi too even if they get four to five TMCfts of inflows during the remaining period of the monsoon.
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