Manjeera, Haldi Vagu dams brought 50,000 acres of arid land under cultivation: Harish Rao

Hyderabad: Telangana finance minister Harish Rao on Wednesday said that the state government had constructed 14 check dams at Majeera and its tributary Haldi Vagu at a cost of Rs. 142 cr. These check dams are expected to bring in 50,000 acres of arid land under cultivation.

The finance minister said that water will be released from the Sangareddy canal in Haldi Vagu reached Bollaram Weir, 70 kms, near Medak in 15 days. Rao claimed that all previous governments had failed to build check dams at Manjeera river in spite of the water woes the area was suffering from.

Since the Kaleshwaram water is going to be released into Haldi Vagu and Manjeera river it will give relief to the farmers even if there is no rain in Manjeera’s catchment areas.

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“The Kaleshwaram water has instilled confidence in farmers to do their cultivation without looking at the sky. The dream of chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao is to make the future of the farmers bright, and it has been fulfilled,” the finance minister stated. Meanwhile, water released by KCR from Kondapochamma Sagar reservoir has reached the Nizamsagar project at Kamareddy district in 14 days.

Nizamsagar, which is situated 144 kilometres from Hyderabad, is one of the oldest dams of the state. It will be filled with 6 TMC of water to fulfill the irrigation needs of the farmers even in case of insufficient rains during the Moonson. The abundance of water at Nizamsagar project would help the farmers to carry out their cultivation without worry. This project shall receive 1 tmc of water every week.

Meanwhile, 32 check dams near Nizamsagar Project would also be full with Godavari water. On April 6, KCR had released Godavari water from Kondapochamma Sagar reservoir into Haldi Vagu, at Wargal Mandal, Siddipet district.

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