Hyderabad: Chief minister Sri Ok Chandrashekhar Rao (KCR) on Tuesday launched Godavari water from the Kondapochamma Sagar into Haldi Vagu at Avusulapalli in Wargan Mandal of Siddipet district.
Under the Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Scheme (KLIS), the Telangana authorities’s formidable mission, water from Kaleswaram, which had already reached the Mid-Maner dam from Medigadda (the start line of the KLS), was flown into Kondapochamma Sagar.
Later, Konda PochammaSagar water was launched to Gajwel Canal to replenish 20 tanks in Siddipet district. KCR, on reaching Avusulapalli, was accorded the normal Purnakumba welcome by clergymen. Chandrashekhar Rao was accompanied by Speakes P. Srinivas Reddy, finance minister T Harish Rao, roads and buildings minister V Prashant Reddy, and others.
Before releasing the water into the canal, the chief minister carried out particular pujas to River Godavari. Amidst cheers and slogans by the locals, he launched the water into the canal. According to a report by Telangana Today, 1,600 cusecs might be launched into the canal and it could take 10 days for the water to achieve the Nizam Sagar mission. The water will hold Haldi Vagu and Manjeera flowing even throughout mid-summer.
Since the Nizam Sagar mission is downstream, the water will assist farmers irrigate over 14,000 acres en route. After touring about 70 km, Haldi Vagu will merge with River Manjeera.