The ancient Ramappa Lake is still free from Silt

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Jaipur, Oct 30 (UNI) The Ramappa Lake today is hot a tourist spot and symbol of historic and aesthetic importance.

When most of the lakes and wetlands in the country were facing varied sort of pollution and degradation related problems, Ramappa Lake in Warangal district of Andhra Pradesh is presenting a symbol of pioneer water management and irrigation system free from problem of silting even today.

According to a research paper by A Komuraiah, G.Valya, EN Murthy, A Ragan and VS Raju of Botany Department of Warangal University, the 28-32 feet deep lake situated about 62 Km from Warangal, spread over area of 6 square kilometers was built by Pratap Rudra, king of Kakatiyas.

Kakatiyas were pioneers in water management and irrigation system and the Ramappa Lake project was so well designed and executed that the lake was free of silting pollution now.

The Kakatiyas took interests in providing assured irrigation and drinking water supply by constructing lakes and tanks and that system still served the irrgation and drinking water needs of Warangal district.

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