Siddipet, Apr 24: In yet another milestone in the Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Project (KLIP) in Telangana, the Godavari water was successfully released into the 3,000 million cubic feet water store capacity Ranganayaka Sagar reservoir from the surge pool, here on Friday .
Telangana Minister for Information Technology K T Rama Rao and Finance Minister T Harish Rao formally inaugurated the project, by switching over one of the four pumps to release Godavari water into the Reservior, at a simple function by maintaining social distancing norms. The reservoir, located near Chandlapur village of Chinnakodur mandal in this district, which was constructed with an estimated cost of Rs 463 crore, will provide irrigation to about 1.10 lakh acres and also cater to the water requirements of Siddipet and Rajanna Sircilla districts.
Mr Rao said the Ranganayaka Sagar project was a 60-year-old dream which became true and he thanked the farmers who let go of their land for the project. The Minister said 2,100 acres land required for constructing the reservoir’s bund had been acquired by the state government. He said the state government has provided compensation to the affected people under relief and rehabilitation package. Meanwhile, Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao expressed satisfaction over the arrangements being made by the electricity department to draw water from Ranganayaka sagar to Kondapochamma Sagar.
Earlier, the Ministers offered prayers at the Ranganayak Swamy Temple here. The reservoir’s bund will span a length of 8.65 km and will stand 32.4 metres tall at its highest point. While the bund will be six metres wide, at the ground level, it will be 196 metres wide. The Ranganayaka Sagar, along with the Komuravelli Mallana and Konda Pochamamma reservoirs will form a ring of reservoirs and will not only provide irrigation to Siddipet and the combined Medak district but also provide drinking water to people. Ranganayaka Sagar reservoir would receive water from Kaleshwaram via the Mid Maneru project and from here, water would flow into the Komuravelli Mallana and then on into Konda Pochamma reservoirs. (UNI)