The Telangana state government ambitious initiative program of restoration of lakes in telangana as Mana Ooru Mana Cheruvu. restoring all the ponds and lakes and to bring back lost glory to villages in Telangana State, India. The name Mana Ooru Mana Cheruvu is given in the remembrance and tribute to the Kakatiya rulers who developed large number of irrigation tanks in the state.
The CM K. Chandrasekhar Rao, on March 12th 2015 Mana Ooru Mana Cheruvu (Mission Kakatiya) Program Launched at at Sadashivanagar mandal, Nizamabad district
Mana ooru Mana cheruvu
There are Totally 46,447 lakes in Telangana State in these 9, 573 lakes are estimated to renovated this year, and Reamin lakes will be restored every year.
For Mission Kakatiya Tenders will be call up and start from 3rd week of this November 2014.
CM K. Chandrasekhar Rao planning to get funds for Mana ooru Mana cheruvu from Central Government, World Bank and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).
The Government allocated in Budget to Mana ooru Mana cheruvu Rs. 2,083 crore to renovate the ponds and lakes in Telangana state for the Year of 2015-16.
Estimated project cost is Rs 22,000 crore
Total number of tanks proposed to be restored in five years: 46,447
Target for 2014-15: 9,573 ponds
Total water to be stored on restoration of tanks: 265 tmc
Silt removal and silt application
Restoration of feeder channel to the tank (part of chain of tanks)
Re-sectioning of irrigation channels and repairs.
Repairs to bund, weir and sluices.
Raising of Full Tank Level wherever possible.
Protection from encroachments.
The Reasons to start Mana ooru Mana cheruvu in Telangana
Telangana Farmers lost crops due to poor monsoon in this year in Mahaboobnagar, Nalgonda, Khammam and Adilabad Districts in Telangana State.
Telangana State Irrigation adviser to the Telangana government R. Vidyasagar Rao said about Mana ooru Mana cheruvu Only low level ponds or Tanks will be identified for restoration.
Full Ponds restoration work should be started between March and May