Tungabhadra Board Decides to Modernise Canals

Published: 25th February 2016 05:28 PM  |   Last Updated: 25th February 2016 05:28 PM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD: The Tungabhadra Board meeting which met in Hyderabad on Thursday has decided to take up the modernisation of High Level Canal (HCL) and Low Level Canal (LLC) in the ensuing summer. The detailed project report (DPR) prepared by the officials has been approved by the Central Water Commission (CWC) recently and thus the Board in its meeting on Thursday has decided to take up the modernisation work including canal lining, plugging the leakages and strengthening of canal banks.

This will help farmers in Bellary in Karnataka and Anantapur, Kadapa and Kurnool in Andhra Pradesh and Mahbubnagar in Telangana state farmers to get their allocated share of waters. The modernisation works on the Tungabhadra Dam build in 1953, would help in plugging leakages.  Modernisation of HLC and LLC was a long pending demand of the farmers under TB Dam area. "We will prepare estimates and invite tenders. The modernisation works will begin in this summer and they will continue in next summer too. We want to complete the works in just two seasons," an official told Express after the Board meeting, which was chaired by Board chairman RK Gupta.

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