Hyderabad: Consequent to the State Cabinet decision on taking up surveys for various irrigation projects on River Krishna across the State, the State government on Thursday issued orders to take up detailed investigation for the irrigation schemes to augment the existing and ongoing projects in Krishna Basin and to safeguard the interests of people of Telangana in the erstwhile districts of Nalgonda, Mahabubnagar, Rangareddy and Khammam besides the drinking water needs of Hyderabad.
According to the Government Order, construction of Jogulamba barrage on the foreshore of Srisailam Reservoir on Krishna river before the confluence of Tungabhadra river to store about 35 to 40 TMC within the river boundaries would be covered as part of the survey along with Bhima flood flow canal from the confluence point of Krishna with Bhima near Kusumarthy village in Narayanpet district to divert one TMC of water per day during flood season to serve various reservoirs and tanks upto Gopaladinne Reservoir.
A survey would also be carried out to lift water from the foreshore of Sunkesula barrage to serve about two lakh acre of irrigable tail end lands of Alampur and Gadwal and left over areas under RDS and Jawahar Nettempadu Lift Irrigation Scheme.
Construction of new and enhanced storages under Kalwakurthy Lift Irrigation Scheme to store about 20 TMC along with a lift scheme from foreshore of Pulichintala dam to irrigate upland areas of erstwhile Nalgonda district to serve about two lakh acres including NSLC ayacut will also be covered.
A lift scheme from tail pond of Nagarjunasagar project to serve gap ayacut of one lakh acres under tail end and upland areas under the project would also be studied.
Special Chief Secretary to Government Rajat Kumar said the Engineer-in-Chief (General), Hyderabad, will take up the detailed investigation of all the schemes immediately.
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