Government Sanctions Rs 6k Crore for Dindi Project

The state government accorded administrative sanction for Dindi Lift Irrigation Project on Thursday. The estimated cost of the project is `6,190 crore.

The Dindi Lift Irrigation Scheme envisages drinking water to fluorosis-affected areas and irrigation facilities to drought-prone areas of Devarakonda and Munugodu constituencies in Nalgonda district. The LI scheme will also cover some parts of Achampet and Kalwakurthy constituencies in Mahbubnagar district by lifting the flood water from the foreshore of Srisailam reservoir to Dindi Reservoir at 0.5 tmc per day for 60 days to a quantum of 30 tmc.

The lifting of water involves two stage pumping, two offline and three online reservoirs system. The gross command is 3,68,880 acres and the net commendable area is 3,41,000 acres under Dindi LI scheme, which will cover five mandals in Mahbubnagar district and 14 mandals in Nalgonda district.

The state government accorded administrative approval to the line estimate of Dindi Lift Irrigation Scheme for an amount of `6,190 crore.

Source: The New Indian Express

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