Nalgonda: Several irrigation tanks were overflowing and streams were in spate in Nalgonda district following the incessant rains in the last two days.
Bellamkonda Madhava Rao Cheruvu at Kasthala in Chandur mandal was overflowing after a gap of 23 years, which brought a festive atmosphere to the village. The villagers rushed to the irrigation tank to watch the beautiful scenery. Bellamkonda Madhava Rao Cheruvu is spread over 125 acres and has 5,000 acres under its ayacut. The village tank last overflowed in 1998.
Speaking to Telangana Today, B Nagarjuna, a villager, said Monday was a true festive day for the entire village when they saw the Bellamkonda Madhava Rao Cheruvu overflowing after 23 years. The villagers performed pujas and showered flowers into the water.
Groundwater levels also improved in more than 10 mandalas including Shaymalapally, Jaan thanda, Kundel Tirumalgiri, Ganugupally, Pochampally, Vattikodu, Kasthala, Menduvarigudem and Choppalavarigudem, which would give a boost to cultivation in these villages.
Pedda Cheruvu at Chandupatla in Nakrekal mandal, which dates back to the Kakatiya dynasty era, was overflowing from early morning on Monday. After the restoration of the ancient irrigation tank and its feeder channels, Pedda Cheruvu has been overflowing every monsoon since 2016. Kanagal Kathwa was also overflowing, attracting youth to spend joyful time with water games and fishing. Thati Cheruvu at Koppole and Pedda Cheruvu at Chinthapally were also overflowing since last night besides the village tank at Amanagallu in Vemulapally mandal.
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