Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao will lay the foundation stone for Kaleshwaram project on Monday. CM has left for Karimnagar on Sunday evening, will make night-halt at Telangana Bhavan in Teegalaguttapalli on the outskirts. On Monday morning, he will proceed to Kaleshwaram Temple in helicopter and at 6.45 AM he will offer prayers to the presiding deities and present gold crown as an offering.
Later, the Chief Minister will visit Medigadda project site to lay foundation stone for the Kaleshwaram project on the river Godavari.
KCR to lay Foundation Stone for Kaleshwaram Project
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao to lay foundation stone for Kaleshwaram Project at Medigadda in Karimnagar district on Monday.
Earlier, KCR will lay stone for construction of pump house at Kannepalli. Ministers, MPs and MLAs of TRS will be attending the stone laying ceremony. District police made heavy security arrangements as Maoists have intensified their activities across Pranahita and Godavari rivers.
Kaleshwaram project to prove a blessing for TS
The Kaleshwaram irrigation project, one of the two components of the redesigned Pranahita-Chevella project, proposed across the Godavari after the tributaries – Pranahita and Indravati – join, is expected to be a blessing for the people of Telangana by utilising as much water as possible.
After undergoing more changes in its redesigning, the project seeks to create an irrigation potential of 18.2 lakh acres in addition to stabilising another 11.8 lakh acres of existing ayact. Besides, it also contemplates meeting 30 tmc ft drinking water needs of Hyderabad, another 10 tmc ft to villages en route and 16 tmc ft for industrial needs.
According to Irrigation Department officials, the Kaleshwaram project would have three barrages at Medigadda, Annaram and Sundilla and reservoirs at another 18 places. The three barrages would have a storage capacity of over 28 tmc ft together and the reservoirs would have another 157 tmc ft.
However, the government was seriously considering reducing the capacity of Komaravelli Mallannasagar at Tadkapally from the proposed 50 tmc ft to about 20 tmc ft. The Kaleshwaram project requires 4,500 MW power for lifting water in different stages including, 113 meters till Yellampally reservoir.
From Yellampally, it would be lifted to Mid Manair and from there to Anantagiri, Imambad and Mallannasagar reservoirs. From Mallannasagar, the water would flow through gravity to Upper Manair and reservoirs in Nizamabad and Adilabad districts.
It has been proposed to divide the work into 28 packages in six links, including five packages for the first three barrages.