14 gates of Babli project lifted
Around 14 gates of Babli project that was built by the Maharashtra government on the upstream of Telangana's SRSP project have been lifted due to the heavy inflow.
The gates were lifted on the directions of the Supreme Court to release 0.62 tmc water to downstream. Irrigation officials of Telangana and Maharashtra along with the officials of Central Water Commission (CWC) were present. With the release of the water, the water level at Kandakurthi Triveni Sangam has been increased and the farmers and fishermen were advised to be cautious.
The water from the Babli project will flow into North Telangana and the ayacut in the districts like Adilabad, Karimnagar, Warangal and Nizamabad will be irrigated.
According to the Supreme Court judgement, the Babli Project gates will be opened for up to 120 days during the monsoon season and will be closed on October 29, 2020 every year.
On the other hand, Jurala project in Telangana has received 857 cusecs of rainwater due to the downpour in Gadwal and Raichur. At present, the water-level at Jurala is 4.7 tmc as against the total capacity of 9.66 tmc.