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KCR inspects Tummilla lift irrigation site

ANI  |  Hyderabad (Telangana) [India] 

visited the Tummilla lift irrigation site to ascertain the progress of the project.

The directed concerned officials to ensure that irrigation projects being constructed through Jurala source are able to cater to the needs of 8 lakh acres by providing water for irrigation.

Rao further directed the irrigation officials to ensure that the first phase of the lift irrigation scheme from Tummilla commences this year.

The opined that on the completion of Tummilla lift irrigation scheme for irrigating around 87,500 acres of land, Rajolibanda Diversion Scheme (RDS) ayacut would be stabilised up to 100 percent.

"It is expected that 87,500 acres would get irrigated water from RDS but, during the last 10 years, it is not happening. The entire ayacut will get water through Tummilla irrigation on its completion. 1,20,000 acres between the Krishna and ayacut area will get irrigated water once the Tummilla and Gattu irrigation schemes are completed," he added.

Rao inspected the Tummilla lift irrigation works which would lift water from and supply to works. He also inspected the intake point, the approach canal and the pump house at Tungabhadra.

As per Rao, 1,04,000 acres would be irrigated through the Jurala scheme, 2,50,000 acres through Nettempadu, 2,50,000 acres through Bheema, 50,000 acres through Koil Sagar, and 87,500 acres through RDS.

The Chief Minister also directed officials to utilise water in a proper manner along with the existing reservoirs. Any additional reservoirs required on need-based proposals need to be conceived, pump houses and canals construction have to be completed, he added.

Rao was accompanied by Irrigation Minister T. Harish Rao, Jupally Krishna Rao, S. Niranjan Reddy, Rashtra Samithi (TRS) Parliamentary party K. Kesava Rao, Shanker Reddy, Irrigation department ENC Muralidhar, SE Khagender, Director, SPCDCL Srinivas Reddy, Smita Sabharwal, and Ronal Ross.

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First Published: Sat, June 30 2018. 03:20 IST