Pranahita-Chevella redesign okayed

PranahithaTS government approved to redesign the much sought after
Pranahita-Chevella project and ordered for completion of works under 6
to 12 packages from Yellampalli to Mallanna Sagar within two years and to supply for 3.5 lakh acres ayacut while utilizing the Godavari
waters to the optimum level. The State Government has approved the changes suggested by the irrigation department high power committee for works from Sripada Yellampalli to Komaravelli Mallanna sagar in
Medak district. In 2008 an agreement was reached for 28 package works by the then government.  As per the old design the capacity of Mallanna Sagar is only 1.5 tmc but the revision will help raise the said sagar’s capacity by 50 tmc. Government plans to direct the
Godavari waters from Mallanna Sagar to Haldi river in order to enliven the Nizamsagar and SRSP. Plans are afoot to increase the capacity of Kondapochamma reservoir from 1 tmc to 21 tmc. The ultimate plan is to supply Godavari waters to Nalgonda district from Mallanna Sagar, Kondapochamma, Gandhmalla, Basvapur reservoirs. It was decided to
raise the number of motors in the six package works.

Medaram Jathara

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