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Kaleshwaram Irrigation Project launched in Telangana and Spices Park to be setup in Nizamabad

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Kaleshwaram Irrigation Project launched in Telangana

Telagana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao performed the Bhoomi Puja for the Kaleshwaram Project

Venue: Kaleshwaram pump house located at Mahadevpur mandal in Karimnagar

Aim: Connecting the Godavari River through a series of barrages, reservoirs and enhanced irrigation schemes.

  • CM stated that new formed Telangana state will get water from both Krishna and Godavari rivers as per allocations doneKaleshwaram Irrigation Project launched in Telangana
  • The State proposes about 160 tmc of water using lift irrigation facilities by utilizing water from Pranahitha and Godavari at Medigadda in Karimnagar.
  • Chief Minister expressed his dreams towards the projects and laid the foundation stone for the project.
  • He insisted to complete the project within two years.

Districts would be benefitted from the project: Hyderabad, Yellampalli, Mid-Manair and Medak 

Future Plans:

  • Chief Minister plan to ink a pack with Maharashtra Government to enable the state to get sufficient water for use in the project. Due to Construction of several barrages in Maharashtra upstream, there is deficiency in water flow into Godavari.
  • Irrigation facility for 18 Lakh acres and stabilizing about 12 Lakh acres
  • Proposed to develop three barrages on the river course at Medigadda, Annaram and Sundilla and reservoirs at several locations with barrages storing about 39 tmc and reservoir 150 tmc

Power requirement: 4500 MW to evacuate water through pump sets.

Telangana to set up Spices Park in Nizamabad

The Spices park will be set up in Padigal in Nizamabad district with investment of Rs. 31 Crore

  • Servicing to farmers in Nizamabad, Karimnagar, Adilabad and Warangal

Total Areas covered: 40 Acres
Guest: Pocharam Srinivas Reddy, Minister of Agriculture and cooperation of State
Focus: On Turmeric Farmers, Eliminate Middlement and provide the farmers with affordable prices for the commodity

Minister Address:

  • The Agriculture Department is set for the Kharif Season
  • Asked the farmers to grow Soya and maize instead of Cotton

Abbreviation:

TMC – thousand million cubic