Here’s all you need to know about Kaleshwaram Project in Telangana

The Kaleshwaram Project is the jewel of Telangana 13 Districts in Telangana will benefit from this project

By   |  Published: 22nd Jun 2021  12:41 pmUpdated: 22nd Jun 2021  12:59 pm
  • Telangana’s barren lands turned arable with the Godavari waters.
  • The project diverted the river and turned sterile land into arable land.
  • With the Godavari river pumping, the lands have become delightful
  • The aim is to utilise 170TMC of Godavari river water
  • The Kaleshwaram Project is the jewel of Telangana 13 Districts in Telangana will benefit from this project
  • This massive lift irrigation project executed in 28 packages
  • There are seven mega links in this project
  • Hyderabad will get 30TMCs of drinking water
  • MEIL’s pumping system facilitates to lift the river
  • No such scheme has ever built anywhere in the world
  • Nowhere in the world, this kind of scheme built
  • The uniqueness of this scheme is pumping the river from the downstream to the upstream
  • 22 Pump houses built in 20 centres
  • 15 out of 20 pumping stations built by MEIL
  • Established 104 pumping machines at a record time
  • Pumping water to a height of 518 meters in two stages
  • 1850 kilometres of water supply constructions including tunnels and pipelines
  • The total pumping capacity for the project is 5159 MW
  • MEIL built 4439 MW pumping stations
  • 17 in Medigadda Lakshmi, 12 in Annaram Saraswathi, 14 in Sundilla Parvathi and seven machines in Gayatri underground pump house in Package 8
  • Four Machines in Annapurna, four machines in Ranganayakasagar, 12 machines in Kondapochamma two pump houses.
  • The water storage capacity of the Mallanna Sagar Reservoir is 52 TMC
  • Established eight machines at Mallannasagar pumping station
  • Two pump houses in Package 21 have 18 machines
  • Four machines, each installed in Package 27 & 28
  • Completed water storage arrangements in 20 reservoirs
  • Stabilised 37 lakh acres of ayacut
  • Created 18 lakh acres of new ayacut
  • Ten domestic and five international companies involved in this project execution along with MEIL
  • Established six machines in Medigadda in a record time of 10 months
  • 17 machines with a capacity of 680 MW have been set up at the Medigadda
  • Lakshmi Pumphouse is a record Lakshmi, Saraswati and Parvati pump houses have 43 machines, each with a capacity of 40 MW.
  • 1720 MW of power consumption under Link-1
  • 7 Machines in world’s largest Gayatri Underground Pumphouse in the package 8
  • There is no such pumping station anywhere else in the world
  • Established with a capacity of 139 MW each unit‌
  • Four machines in the Ranganayakasagar pumphouse set up with a capacity of 135 MW each
  • The four machines at Annapurna Pumphouse have a capacity of 106 MW each
  • Established 260 km of transmission lines in just two years
  • Completion of six substations with a capacity of 400 – 220 kV in a very short period of time

Also Read: Lifting A River: The Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Scheme in Telangana


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