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Green nod for Telangana's Rs 13,384 cr Sita Ram Irrigation project

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

has been given the green nod for its Rs 13,384.80 crore Sita Rama Project that aims to divert water to irrigate 2.72 lakh hectare in three districts, a said Monday.

The project, which is expected to be completed in three years, would lead to submergence of about 1,930 hectare area and 157 villages consisting of 9,696 families are likely to be affected, the added.

"An has already given approval for the Sita Rama Project. Based on the EAC recommendation, Ministry has given the final clearance (EC) for the same," the said.

The EC is valid for 10 years. After five years of the commissioning of the project, the should undertake a study by an independent agency to assess the impact on and downstream ecology, the official added.

As per the proposal, the project will divert water from upstream of existing Dummugudem Anicut to irrigate 2,72,921 hectare of Bhadradri Kothagudem, Khammam and Mahabubabad districts of Telangana.

The objective of the project is to provide water for irrigation as well as to enroute tanks, villages, towns and supplement some of the existing/ proposed irrigation schemes.

About 8,476.84 hectare land is required for the project, which is estimated to cost about Rs 13,384.80 crore and is expected to be completed in three years, the official said.

There would be construction of an head regulator only at Dummugudem Anicut on besides lined canal of about 372 km, four pump houses and delivery cisterns, laying of pumping main of about 9 km, cross drainage works across main canal and construction of tunnels, cross regulators and offtakes among others.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, January 14 2019. 16:10 IST