Jurala Project, Sriramsagar Project Stage-I, (below Km.234), the Kalyanivagu
and Singeetham schemes under the Nizamsagar and the Telugu Ganga Project
have been commissioned in the major sector by incurring an expenditure
of Rs. 1020 crores during the last 4 years and created
a new irrigation in 1.57 lakh acres.
Madhava Reddy Canal Project (SLBC) has been given a major thrust for its early
completion. An amount of Rs.273 crores has been spent on the scheme during
the last four years.
c. A loan assistance of Rs. 555 crores
is secured from the Overseas Economic Cooperation Fund (OECF), Japan,
for the modernisation of Kurnool-Cuddapah Canal (KC Canal), which would
benefit irrigation in more than 52,000 acres in the tail-end areas of
of Tungabhadra High Level Canal in Anantapur district of the Rayalaseema region
is taken up with an estimate cost of Rs. 45 crores with the loan assistance
Telugu Ganga Project, Government have spent Rs.450 crores in the last
four years, and achieved new irrigation in an extent of 1.20 lakh acres
in Rayalaseema and uplands of Nellore districts. Works on Sri Pothuluri
Veerabrahmamgari Mattam Reservoir are being accelerated to release
water in that reservoir early.
Government have taken up detailed investigation of both Galeru Nagari
and Handri Niva schemes and decided to go ahead with their execution under
a phased programme. Handri Niva scheme is now planned to be executed,
in the first phase to provide drinking water of 5.5 TMC to the three
districts of Anantapur, Chittoor and Kurnool. Similarly, Galeru
Nagari is now planned in Phase-I to irrigate 68,000 acres in Cuddapah
g. Improvement works on drainage and
flood protection are taken up in six coastal districts and in Khammam and Warangal
districts at a cost of Rs.123.80 crores, to save an ayacut of 25.43 lakh
acres from submersion.
secured a loan assistance of Rs.1298.56 crores from the World Bank under
APERP for O&M and minimum rehabilitation of irrigation systems under
major, medium and minor irrigation sectors. Under the Project, a massive
financial assistance of Rs.364 crores already provided to the water users
associations to, undertake rehabilitation works on the canals and the
distributory systems. With these efforts 10.12 lakh
acres of land additionally been brought under assured irrigation in tail-end
areas upto the end of Khariff, 1999 season.
i. Improvement works relating to flood banks, upland
drains, groynes etc., in different river systems in the State are sanctioned
at a cost of Rs.67.75 crores to provide relief to a total ayacut of 3
crores have also been sanctioned for restoration of breached minor irrigation
sources to benefit about 3.79 lakh acres across the State.
Government have also proposed to rehabilitate 2934 minor irrigation tanks
in all the districts at an estimated cost of Rs.136.00 crores. The
above actions represent a major commitment on the part of the present
Government to revive the irrigation sector.
AP.III Irrigation Project, the World Bank have sanctioned a loan assistance
of 939.85 crores to complete the SRBC Project to create an irrigation
potential of 1,90,000 acres in Kurnool and Cuddapah districts. Ongoiong
canal works to a length of 114 kms costing Rs.390 crores have been completed.
The Project is planned to be commissioned by August,2001.
the Accelerated Irrigation Benefit Programme (AIBP) funded by Government
of India, six projects, viz, Sriramsagar Project Stage-I, Nagarjunasagar
Project, Somasila, Priyadarsini Jurala Project and the Cheyyeru and Madduvalasa
medium irrigation projects have been sanctioned for priority completion.
An amount of Rs.1095 crores has been sanctioned under this programme to
create a total irrigation potential of 7.30 lakh acres by July,2001.
Works on all these projects are in brisk progress.
m. Balance works of Vamsadhara Project
Stage-I at an estimated cost of Rs. 56.82 crores have been takenup to
create an irrigation potential of 20,000 acres by July,2000. These
works are in advance stage of completion. Under Phase-I of Stage-II
of this Project, a further loan of Rs.30 crores has been sanctioned
to create an additional ayacut of 20,000 acres by July,2001.
works of Chitravati Balancing Reservoir have been taken up in Cuddapah
district for priority completion to stabilize the ayacut under the Pulivendula
Branch Canal and to provide drinking water in more than 130 villages in
Anantapur district. An amount of Rs.78 crores has been sanctioned
for these works.
of aqueduct-cum-road bridge across river Vynatheyam near Gannavaram (v)
in East Godavari District has been taken up with an estimated cost of
Rs.34.80 crores to replace the century-old Gannavaram aqueduct to stabilize
irrigation in 45,020 acres in Nagaram island.
p. Chagalnadu Lift
Irrigation Scheme has been sanctioned at a cost of Rs.61.23 crores to
benefit an ayacut of 35,000 acres in East Godavari District. Works
for the works are in brisk progress.
a view to serve the tail-end ayacut of 30,000 acres under the RDS, a link
canal connecting the Jurala Project Right Branch canal at a cost of 18.89
crores has been sanctioned.
Tarakarama Krishnaveni Lift Irrigation Scheme has been taken for implementation
to stabilize the NS Left Canal ayacut by utilization return water of Vijayawada
Thermal Power Station in Krishna district. The Scheme is estimated
to cost Rs. 62.50 crores and benefit an ayacut of 56,000 acres.
The Scheme is proposed to be funded under Rural Infrastructure Development
Found for its early completion.
long pending projects have been completed in the medium sector by incurring
an expenditure of Rs. 276 crores and creating a new ayacut of 1,12,000
acres (Vattivagu-I, Satnala, Kaulasnala, Taliperu, Andra, Cheyyeru, Vengalarayasagar
,Chalamalavagu,Buggavanka and Yogi Vemana Reservoirs) .
medium irrigation projects are currently under construction at a
cost of Rs. 764.86 crores to benefit an extent of 2.63 lakh acres.
These schemes are Madduvalasa, Janjhavathi, Pedderu, Maddigedda,
Subbareddysagar, Surampalem, Yerrakalva, Vijayarai, Kanupur Canal, Cheyyeru,
Veligallu, Gundlavagu, Vattivagu Stage-II, Yerravagu, Suddavagu and Kovvadakalva.
old medium projects are rehabilitated to standards at a cost of Rs 63.40
crores to benefit 24,000 acres gap ayacut in tail end areas. These prjects
are Pakal Lake, Kotipallivagu, Koilsagar, Dindi, Swarna, Ramadugu, Bollaram
Mathadi, Rallapadu, and Lower and Upper Sagileru.
following schemes involving an outlay of Rs. 782.55 crores
are being formulated to benefit 2.19 lakhs acres. These are
Peddagedda, Tarakarama Theertha Sagarm, Thotapalli Regulator, Bhupathpalem,
Palemvagu, Gollavagu, and Peddavagu Ada.
Minor Irrigation Schemes:
a) Minor irrigation plays an important role in the
development of agricultural production and ensure food security
in drought prone areas and in areas outside the command of major
projects. Government, have therefore, given high priority
to the completion of on-going minor irrigation schemes in the State
and to take up new schemes wherever feasible. During the last 4
years, 260 minor irrigation schemes have been completed by incurring
an expenditure of Rs. 158.70 crores to benefit an ayacut of 45,850 acres.
198 minor irrigation schemes are currently under execution at a
cost of Rs. 131.00 crores to benefit 64,415 acres.
b) Simultaneously a major program has been initiated
to rehabilitate old minor irrigation schemes under a phased
program. Out of a total of 12,264 schemes in the State, 2,934
schemes have been taken up for minimum rehabilitation at a cost
of Rs. 136.18 crores under the APERP Program. Additional 3,000 schemes
are proposed to be taken up at an estimated cost of
Rs. 172 crores by utilising the savings under the AP.III Irrigation
c) In order to prepare a master plan for the development
of new minor irrigation sources in upland areas of the State, Government
have now sanctioned a special Division for all the 23 districts
in the State to fully utilise the surface water potential.
With a view to fully harness water
resources, Government have now decided to take up execution of several
new schemes. These include:
of Godavari Lift Scheme to fully stabilise the Nizamsagar ayacut
in Nizamabad district;
Thotapalli Regulator and Tarakarama Theerthasagar scheme in Vizianagaram
Rajolibanda Diversion Scheme link Canal in Mahaboobnagar district;
Projects such as Somasila-Swarnamukhi link canal, Swarnamukhi barrage
and Sri Guru Raghavendra Swamy Scheme are sanctioned to extensively benefit
drought affected areas in Rayalaseema region.
the case of the following priority projects, Government have taken steps
to implement them under a phased programme:
a. Under Flood
Flow Canal, under phase-I, Government accorded administrative approval
to construct 140 km length of flood flow canal and the Mid Manair Dam
at a cost of Rs. 859 crores to irrigate 68,000 acres;
also accorded to execute Gandikota reservoir under Phase-I of the Galerunagari
Project to irrigate 70,000 acres land in Cuddapah district;
work of Nallamalaisagar Reservoir is being taken up at Gottipadia and
Sunkesula Gaps at a cost of Rs. 137 crores;
Sanction also accorded to take up detailed investigation and execution
of Nettampadu and Kalwakurthy Lift Schemes in Mahaboobnagar district and
of Suddavagu and Yerravagu medium projects in Adilabad district
and of Surampalem reservoir in East Godavari district.