Andhra Pradesh and Telangana decide to release Nagarjuna Sagar Project water for farmers

According to official sources in Nalgonda, under the left canal, the total ayacut in combined Nalgonda district was 3 lakh acres, and in the combined Khammam district, it was 6 lakh acres.

Published: 11th August 2019 03:25 AM  |   Last Updated: 11th August 2019 03:25 AM   |  A+A-

File Photo of Nagarjuna Sagar project. | Express Photo Service

By Express News Service

HYDERABAD: In a move set to benefit farmers in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, the State governments have decided to release water for agriculture from the left and right canals of the Nagarjuna Sagar Project (NSP) from Sunday.

Telangana State Education Minister G Jagadish Reddy and AP State Irrigation Minister Anil Kumar Yadav will lift the canal gates, after which Jagadish Reddy will also release water through the LLC and AMR canals.

Both State governments took a decision to this effect as the NSP is expected to receive more water in the coming days, due to heavy inflows from the Almatti and Tungabhadra dams.

The outflows from Narayanapur increased to 6,25,200 cusecs on Saturday evening, while the outflows from Tungabhadra were 2,12,625 cusecs. The inflows to NSP, which were 3,94,403 cusecs, are expected to continue. As against its capacity of 312.05 tmcft, the current level at NSP is 159.12 tmcft.

A Central Water Commission (CWC) advisory on Saturday stated that due to heavy rainfall upstream of the Krishna and Bhima basin in the last 13-to-14 days, along with a heavy rainfall warning for the coming five days, heavy inflows are expected in the Krishna and Bhima rivers.

According to official sources in Nalgonda, under the left canal, the total ayacut in combined Nalgonda district was 3 lakh acres, and in the combined Khammam district, it was 6 lakh acres.

Stay up to date on all the latest Telangana news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp