Hyderabad: With Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao set to inaugurate the much-awaited Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Scheme on June 21, the Telangana State Transmission Corporation (TS Transco) is gearing up to meet the demand of 7,152 MW for the project.
TS Transco and Genco (generation company) Chairman and Managing Director D Prabhakar Rao announced that all the arrangements pertaining to lifting of water at the Kaleshwaram project were ready. An estimated 4,700 MW of power is required to lift 2 tmc water from Kaleshwaram.
Since some works are going on at reservoirs and Lifts, there will be a demand for 4,992.47 MW of power this year, and arrangements were already in place to meet this demand. An additional 2,160 MW power was required from next year when the Telangana government commences lifting 3 tmc of water.
“Efforts are on to supply a total of 7,152 MW of power required for the entire Kaleshwaram Project from next year. We also established an electricity network at a cost of Rs 2,890 crore for the project,” he said.
In total, 15 dedicated sub-stations were constructed and 80 pumps fixed in various categories. The electricity companies will play a key role in operationalisation of the Kaleshwaram project to fulfill the aspirations of farmers and lift water to a height of 618 m above mean sea level.
Prabhakar Rao called on officials, employees and workers to work to their optimal level to make the project a grand success, assisting Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao to irrigate one crore acres of farmland in Telangana. “It is our responsibility to ensure that water is being lifted from the project without any obstruction. We must make the Chief Minister fulfill his promises to farmers,” he said.