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Sangareddy: Record inflows to Singur Project

Published: 22nd Oct 2021 7:28 pm

Sangareddy: Singur Multipurpose Project has recorded the fourth-highest inflows this year since the construction of the project across the river Manjeera in 1998 at Singur village of Pulkal Mandal. The project has received 99 TMCft of water until Friday during the current rainy year. It has received over 100 TMCft of inflows three times since 1998, according to irrigation officials.

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The Project, with the 29.91 TMCft storage capacity, received its highest inflows of 176.55 TMCft water in the year 1998-99, the year the project was constructed. Singur, the lifeline of Sangareddy and Medak districts, has received 106.62 TMCf of water in the year 2010-11 and 105.97 TMCft of water in the year 2016-17. It has received 92.44 TMCft of water in 2000-01, 56.06 TMCft in the year 2020-21, 52.54 TMCft of water in the year 2008-09, 40.13 TMCft of water in 1999-00, 37-10 TMCft in the year 2005-06, 36.57 TMCft of water in the year 2011-12, and 34.92 TMCft of water in the year 2006-07.

The multi-purpose project has received continuous inflows since the beginning of the rainy year on June 1. The project has received surplus water only 11 times in the past 23 years. As the project was having about 17 TMCft water before June 1 this year, the irrigation authorities have released over 80 TMCft of water downstream so far.

According to JE Mahipal Reddy, the project, which is filled to the brim, was receiving little 2,000 cusecs of water on Friday evening. While all the crest gates of the project were closed down, an equal amount of water is being released downstream by operating a hydro-electric project. The project was having 40,000 acres of ayacut in the Andole constituency. The irrigation authorities said that the project was having sufficient water to meet the irrigation needs for even the next Yasangi and Vaanakalam season.

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