Harithandra Pradesh


Results of Jalayagnam
Pushkara lift irrigation scheme
Congress President and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi on March 14th 2008 dedicated to the nation the first phase of the Thota Venkatachalam Pushkara lift irrigation scheme near Purushothapatnam village in East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh.

Ms Gandhi, switched on the motors, thereby releasing water to 80,000 acres, and unveiled a pylon.
Pushkara lift irrigation scheme open
The Rs 600 crore project would provide irrigation water to 1.86 lakh acres of land and drinking water to 136 villages in this district.

The Congress president also inaugurated a photo exhibition on Jalayagnam, the massive irrigation project scheme of the State Irrigation department.

Pushkara lift irrigation scheme switch on
Pushkara lift irrigation scheme pylon open
Pushkara lift irrigation scheme review
Devadula project
The first phase of India’s biggest lift irrigation project, Devadula, became operational on March 14th 2008 when engineers activated its pumping system at a function near the intake structure at Gangaram overlooking the Godavari, marking the visit by UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi.

Sonia Gandhi unveiled a pylon and switched on the pump house, Ms. Gandhi expressed amazement at the magnitude and size of the Rs. 3,500-crore project after seeing the huge pipelines that originate at the intake structure and disappear into Eturu Nagaram forests on way to Dharmasagar, 135 kms away.

Devadula heralds a new era in irrigation in Telangana as water from the Godavari will be lifted to higher contours with the help of lifts, avoiding gravity canals. Although it is designed to lift 50 tmcft of water, Devadula will draw five tmcft of water in the first phase to irrigate 60,000 acres.

Chief Minister Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy, AICC general secretary in-charge of Andhra affairs Veerappa Moily, Major Irrigation Minister P. Lakshmaiah and a host of Ministers, MPs and MLAs from Telangana were present. In future, the pipeline will be extended to Nalgonda and Medak district too when the total height covered by the lift scheme will be over 2,000 ft, the highest point covered by any such lift in Asia.

Water was successfully pumped from the site in Gangaram village on the banks of river to Bheem Ghanpur reservoir which is 38 Km away.
Devadula pylon open
Ali Sagar Lift Irrigation Scheme
Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhar Reddy dedicated the Ali Sagar Lift Irrigation Scheme on November 4th 2007. Dedicating the Alisagar lift irrigation scheme, the first project completed under ambitious Jalayagnam in Telangana, here on Sunday, the Chief Minister said an additional 1.04 lakh acres would be irrigated in the district by completing the Argul Rajaram Gutpa and the Choutupally Hanumantha Reddy lift schemes in the next couple of months. Thanking engineers and technocrats for completing the Alisagar more or less in the set time limit, he said:“My life has got a meaning as I could keep the word made to the people. With this, we have showed that our Government does not make mere promises, but does something fruitful.”
Ali Sagar Lift Irrigation Scheme open
This long-pending dream project of Nizamabad district will immediately provide irrigation to 54,000 acres in Navipet, Ramzal, Edpalli, Nizamabad, Dichpalli and Maklur mandals, and cater to the drinking water needs of 89 villages. As against its estimated cost of Rs. 226 crore, the Government has spent Rs. 214 crore so far to give Alisagar its present shape with a massive pump house at Kosli that lifts 3 tmcft of water from the Godavari and pipeline networks to ensure supplies to the fields. A press release issued by the Chief Minister’ office said that 4 lakh acres out of the 11.9 lakh acres of ayacut created so far by the Jalayagnam projects lies in Telangana.The Chief Minister reiterated that his Government would take up Pranahita-Chevella project.
Rythu bidda: Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy being honoured at a public meeting in Nizamabad on Sunday
Rythu bidda: Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy being honoured at a public meeting in Nizamabad on Sunday
Tadipudi Lift Irrigation Scheme
Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhar Reddy dedicated the Tadipudi Lift Scheme on October 25th 2007. With this, the water-starved lands in the upland parts, falling under 14 mandals in West Godavari district, are all set to receive the much sought-after Godavari water. Besides, the river water is also set to quench the thirst of people from several upland villages. In this connection, Dr. Reddy addressed a massive rally of farmers at Annadevarapet 15km away from the site of lift project.
Tadipudi Lift Irrigation Scheme open
The Chief Minister released water from the lift scheme for 60,000 acres in the current Kharif as against the target of 80,000 acres. It may be recalled that water was released for 12,300 acres during the kharif in 2006 in the first phase. The project is expected to create a total irrigation potential of 1.22 lakh acres under the ayacut of the lift scheme by the next Kharif in 2008. Besides, it is also proposed to supply drinking water to 135 villages en route. The project is designed to draw water from the river by lift for which 28 MW of power is required. The total project cost is estimated to be over 481 crore.
Tadipudi Lift Irrigation Scheme open
Brahmamsagar Reservoir
UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi released water from the left and right sluices of Brahmamsagar reservoir on Wednesday September 27th 2006 under Telugu Ganga project to irrigate an ayacut of 50,000 acres on Wednesday, bringing joy to ayacutdars of Mydukur constituency who waited for over 23 years for their dream to come true.
Brahmamsagar Reservoir open
Sonia Gandhi pressing a button to let off water from the Brahmamsagar sluice under Telugu Ganga project in Kadapa district on Wednesday September 27th 2006.
Sonia Gandhi formally let off 500 cusecs of water from each of the two sluices by pressing a button. Union Minister Panabaka Lakshmi, Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy, Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee president K. Keshava Rao, AICC general secretary Digvijay Singh, AICC joint secretary Iqbal Singh, Minister for Major Irrigation Ponnala Lakshmaiah and MPs S. Jaipal Reddy and Vundavalli Arun Kumar were present.
Brahmamsagar Reservoir open
Sonia Gandhi unveiled a pylon marking release of water from Brahmamsagar reservoir.

Sri Pothuluri Veera Brahmendraswamy reservoir at Brahmamgari Matham in Mydukur constituency, popularly known as Brahmamsagar, was completed exactly 23 years and five months after Telugu Ganga project was taken up in 1983.

Brahmamsagar reservoir built with an outlay of Rs.115.03 crores with a capacity of 17.50 tmcft, has a storage of 7.50 tmcft at present. It has been supplying 2.75 tmcft of water to Poondi reservoir from August 15 onwards to cater to drinking water needs of Chennai city.

Alimineti Madhava Reddy Project
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy released water from the Alimineti Madhava Reddy canal (AMR-Srisailam Left Bank canal) to irrigate 50,000 acres in Nalgonda district on September 26, 2006.
Alimineti Madhava Reddy Project
Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy addressing the public after releasing water into a distributory of AMR project at Gundlapally in Nalgonda district.
Surampalem Reservoir Project
The Surampalem Reservoir Project in Gangavaram mandal of the East Godavari Agency area is dedicated to the State by Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy on September 11th 2006.

Constructed across Burada kalava -- a hill stream, the project is designed to provide irrigation facilities to 15,482 acres located in 9 tribal villages of Gangavaram mandal and 10 villages in drought-prone upland mandals of Gokavaram, Korukonda and Rajanagaram and drinking water to the population residing in the 19 villages en route the alignment of the main canal. However, irrigation officials have made it clear that they are going to give water in the coming kharif season to only 9,000 acres as the reservoir is not full. This is the first project that is going to be inaugurated in the district after the Congress government came to power.

Surampalem Reservoir Project

The length of the main canal is 38.121 km and it was divided into five packages for execution. The construction of the earth dam, including head sluice, spillway, fabrication of radial gates, erection work has been completed. An additional sluice on the right bank of the main canal to supply water to the lower riparian ayacut of Pedapatruni Tank of Kothapalli village was completed a month ago. There are 28 distributaries including direct pipes covering an ayacut of 15,482 acres.

Surampalem Reservoir Project Open
Surampalem Reservoir Project
Two villages in the area namely -- Donalapally and Kothada -- were submerged completely. The district administration drafted rehabilitation package for these two villages. For 57 families of Donalapally, the housing department constructed houses in Kondalapadu and for 166 families of Kothada at Chinagarlapadu.

Pedderu medium irrigation project
Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy on September 10th, 2006 released water from the Pedderu medium irrigation project for irrigating 13,334 acres near Ravipalem, about 85 km from Visakhapatnam.

Work on the the Pedderu reservoir project launched in 1994 when Congress was in power was expedited under Jalayagnam. The project was launched to use water from Pedderu, a tributary of the river Sarada, with assistance from the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development.

Of the revised project cost of Rs. 38 crores, Rs. 35 crores has been spent. Another Rs. 5 crore will be spent to provide irrigation to 6,600 acres in Butchayyapeta mandal for next kharif. Dr. Reddy released water for irrigating 13,334 acres in the backward V. Madugula and Ravikamatam mandals in the district.

As part of the project, works were completed to strengthen the Rachakattu, Chinnapachala, Gottivadu and KV channels. The catchment area of the reservoir site is extended over 160 square kilometers. River sluice is built in spillway regulator to feed the ayacut under Gottivada channel.

Pedderu Reservoir
DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE: Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy releasing a pigeon to mark the inauguration of Pedderu reservoir in V. Madugula mandal of Visakhapatnam district.
Hitting out at the Telugu Desam for neglecting the project when it was in power for nearly 10 years, the Chief Minister said they (TDP) did nothing to complete the `much needed project.' The people in this area waited with lot of expectations for early completion of the project so as to increase yield from sugarcane, groundnut, paddy and other crops.

Stating that the negligence of the project had led to cost escalation, he said they had taken the initiative to complete the project under Jalayagnam. "Had the TD continued in power, it would not have been completed even in 15 years," he remarked. There was thunderous applause when the Chief Minister released pigeons in the air to mark the inauguration of the project.

Pedderu Reservoir
Earlier, Minister for Major Irrigation Ponnala Lakshmaiah said despite the criticism by the CPI (M) and the TD, Jalayagnam would be completed as per schedule to irrigate 65 lakh acres in five years. "We are making efforts to stick to the timetable prepared by us," he remarked.

The Minister said the Government had already started the process to releasing water for irrigation.

Jhanjhavathi Project
The first benefit of Jala Yagnam is reaped by Vijayanagaram District, completed the Jhanjhavathi Project before the targeted date this was pending for last 3 decades. From 1st January this year, Irrigation water is being provided to an extent of 9,000 acres in 5 Mandals in Vijayanagarm District. In order to complete this project quickly Rubber Dam has been used. Government proud to inform that for the first time in Asia this new technology is used in Jhanjhavathi Project resulting in the completion of the project well before the targeted date.
Jhanjhavathi Project, Vijayanagaram District
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Dr Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy inflated the dam to increase its height and released the impounded waters into the canal serving 9,000 acres, both by pressing the button. Plans have been drawn up to achieve the ultimate target of 25,000 acres by June after excavating distributaries.
Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy with Parvathipuram MP V. Kishore Chandra Deo at a public meeting after inaugurating the rubber dam in Vizianagaram district on Sunday. Minister for Major Irrigation Ponnala Lakshmaiah looks on.
Unique distinction
The rubber dam on the Janjhavathi is the first to be erected in Asia, said Werner Panhauser, manager, Hydro-Construct of Austria, which fitted the pre-fabricated dam.
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