Two AP irrigaiton projects get clearance from Centre
New Delhi, May 10 (UNI) The Ministry of Environment and Forests has cleared the Sripada Sagar project at Yellampalli in Karimnagar district and Mahatma Gandhi Lift Irrigation Scheme in Mahboobnagar district in Andhra Pradesh.
In an official release, Andhra Pradesh special representative Mallu Ravi said the Yellampally project is expected to utilise 58 TMC of Godavari water and at a cost of Rs 4,589 crore and irrigate 4.5 lakh acres in Karimnagar and Medak districts of the Telangana region besides providing 6.5 TMC of water to NTPC.
It will also provide drinking water to 12.50 lakh people spread over 30 mandals.
The project envisages construction of a barrage across Godavari river and it involves usage of 8305 hectares of land including 115 hectares of forest land.
The Rs 3,000 crore Kalwakurthy project will provide irrigation to 3.40 lakh acres in drought prone and backward district of Mahboobnagar.
It also involves lifting of 25 TMC of water from the Krishna River at Yelleru village of Kollapur mandal. One TMC of drinking water will be supplied to 3.2 lakh people in 303 villages, the sources added.
The main canal is 200 KM long and utilises 1801.44 hectares of land icluding 149.33 hectares of forestland affecting 801 families.
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