Districts to get Sagar waters for Rabi
Talking to The Hans India, the chief engineer of Nagarjunasagar project Sunil Kumar said water would be released to left canal to provide irrigation...
Nalgonda: After taking stock of water availability, drinking water supply to Hyderabad and filling of tanks of Alimineti Madhava Reddy Project (AMRP), the officials of Nagarjunasagar project have come to a conclusion that it was possible to provide irrigation facility to paddy crop in only Zone-I areas.
The officials inspected the water levels in Srisailam and Nettempadu Projects, which were located in upper areas of Nagarjunasagar project.
Talking to The Hans India, the chief engineer of Nagarjunasagar project Sunil Kumar said water would be released to left canal to provide irrigation for Kharif crops on the basis of on and off method until November 19. Water would be released for paddy crops of coming Rabi season with on and off system from the first week of December, he added.
He disclosed that 3,20,000 acres in Zone-I of Left Canal would be provided irrigation waters through on and off method in coming Rabi season. All the mandals under Left Canal in Nalgonda district would fall under Zone-I. The decision of water release to the Zone-II and Zone III would be taken later, he added.
Anumula, Nidmanoor, Thripuraram, Miryalaguda, Neredcharla, Garidepally, Huzoor Nagar mandals in Nalgonda district and Kodad mandal in Suryapet districts come under Zone-I of Left Canal of Nagarjunasagar Project. It is definitely good news for the farmers in the acyacut, officials felt.
As 190 tmcft of water was available in Nagarjunasagar project, 60 tmcft of water was available to release for Khraif and ensuing Rabi season. The chief engineer informed that 90 per cent of NSP modernisation works taken up with World Bank funds were completed.