HYDERABAD: Chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Tuesday released Kaleshwaram waters to Haldivagu (stream) at Avusulapally village in Wargal mandal of Siddipet district. The move will enable Kaleshwaram project water reach Manjeera and up to Nizamsagar to provide irrigation facilities to thousands of acres and drinking water to several villages.
Senior irrigation officials termed it as another milestone in the Kaleshwaram project’s fruits reaching various parts of the state.
KCR reached Avusulapally in a bus in the morning and offered puja to Kaleshwaram waters. He released 1,600 cusecs of water from Kondapochamma reservoir. The water from Sangareddy canal through Haldivagu will reach Nizamsagar. Officials said the water will reach Nizamsagar in next eight to 10 days. The water will reach Nizamsagar after a 96-km journey from Haldivagu after joining Godavari river’s tributaries – Manjeera and Haridhara.“With this, 32 check dams en route from Haldivagu to Nizamsagar will be filled providing irrigation and drinking water facilities,” a senior official said. This would protect paddy in over 14,000 acres in the erstwhile Medak district, he said.
Finance minister T Harish Rao, Medak MP Kotha Prabhakar Reddy, irrigation principal secretary Rajat Kumar and elected representatives were present. Later, the CM reached Pamulaparthy village in Markook mandal, performed puja before releasing Kaleshwaram waters into Gajwel canal. These waters will fill up 20 tanks like Pamulaparthy, Pathuru, Chebarthi, Pragnapur, Gajwel, Kesaram, Bayyaram and Jaliyama.