10 Must Know Facts about Pattiseema Project, India’s Fastest built Mega Irrigation Project.

 

 

Andhra Pradesh State government has taken up the integration of two major rivers Godavari and Krishna and is finishing the project in a record time.

Integration of Rivers is a major dream of the Country since its days of independence. Agricultural Scientists, Irrigation Engineers and our Visionary Prime Ministers have given River Integration as a solution to make Indian Agriculture Flourish.

River Integration is a Nation’s Dream.

Andhra Pradesh is making Nation’s dream true by integration 2 major rivers Godavari and Krishna.

Here are things to know about Pattiseema Project ( Integration of River Krishna and Godavari) :

1. The project started with an mission to make Rayalaseema Drought Free. 

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Rayalaseema has scarcity of water and rainfall and is one of the most heavily drought hit places of South India.

On the other hand, Godavari river is the most flooded river in the South India.

There is Surplus and Deficit. This project from AP state government is a solution for making Rayalaseema Drought free.

2. Why waste Precious water into the Ocean.?!

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Every year, an estimated amount of 3000 TMC of water is flooded into Bay of Bengal from river Godavari.

Utilizing a minute amount of this wastage will make Rayalaseema drought free.

But how do we take the water from Godavari to Rayalaseema which are separated by 500 KMs.?

3. Polavaram Right canal that played the role.

CM Chandrababu Naidu inspecting the work of Polavaram Right Canal.
CM Chandrababu Naidu inspecting the work of Polavaram Right Canal.

 

Polavaram project which is under construction on River Godavari in Andhra Pradesh state aims to give water to River Krishna at Vijayawada and to Vishakapatnam City and the lands enroute to it through its left and right canals.

Due to the huge budget of the Polavaram Project and dependency on the central government, it is estimated to take another 5-7 years to complete.

The right canal that connects Polavaram project with Krishna River at Vijayawada was 70-80% complete.

4. The Solution was so cool.

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Using the right canal which is close to ready, CM Chandrababu Naidu and his team proposed a project to give water to Rayalaseema instead of waiting for 7 more years in drought.

Not to affect the Godavari Districts, an additional 1 meter of buffer was imposed on the water level of River Godavari.

15 Meters and above is considered flooding water at Pattiseema, which would be lifted through powerful motors.

5. Lift Irrigation Project would Pump Water into the Right Canal.

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The Pattiseema lift irrigation project would lift the surplus flooding water from river godavari into the Right Canal.

Under the Bachawat tribunal and inter-state agreement between Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh, 80 tmc of water can be diverted from River Godavari to River Krishna. Pattiseema project will bring the 80 TMC water to River Krishna.

6. 80 TMC of Godavari water will reach Krishna River at Vijayawada.

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Integration of Rivers is a major dream of the Country since its days of independence. Agricultural Scientists, Irrigation Engineers and our Visionary Prime Ministers have given River Integration as a solution to make Indian Agriculture Flourish.

River Integration is a Nation’s Dream.

Andhra Pradesh is making Nation’s dream true by integration 2 major rivers Godavari and Krishna.

The water from Pattiseema project will travel apprx 160 Km and will join River Krishna at Vijayawada in the up waters of prakasam barrage.

7. Water came to Vijayawada.?!  Aren’t we talking about water to Rayalaseema.?

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Every year, a shared amount of water is released from Srisailam Dam to reach Prakasam Barrage for the needs of Krishna Delta.

Now that Godavari water is reaching Krishna Delta, we wouldn’t need the water to be released from Srisailam and Nagarjuna Sagar for Krishna Delta.

8. When you cant take water Upstream, these crazy ideas do come up.

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River Krishna flows through the border of Rayalaseema region at Srisailam.

Every year, water allocated to Andhra Pradesh on river Krishna are shared through out the catchment area.

Water from Srisailam will be released further down to Nagarjuna Sagar project and then further down to Prakasam Barrage to serve the needs of Krishna Delta.

Now that, water from Godavari is filling up Krishna River at Prakasam barrage we wouldn’t need the water from Srisailam Dam which is the upstream of River Krishna.

9. Saved water in River Krishna is distributed to the Rayalaseema.

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Saved water in River Krishna is distributed to the Rayalaseema through Pothireddypadu head regulator for its Irrigational and Domestic needs making it a drought free region.

 

10. The Mega Project which broke the Records.

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Some more Facts and Figures about the Pattiseema Project:

Polavaram project work site as of July 23rd 2015.
Polavaram project work site as of July 23rd 2015.

 

  • The project cost is estimated at 1300 Crores.
  • It provides Irrigation water to 7 Lakh Acres which provides Crores of additional agricultural produce to farmers from Krishna- Godavari regions and the Rayalaseema region.
  • Government and the MEIL construction company used Whatsapp groups to track the progress of the project and for faster communications. Engineers would send pictures of the work from time to time for review.
  • CC cameras were installed with a LIVE link to Secretariat to track the progress of the work.
  • This is the fastest River integration mega project ever took up in India.
  • Foundation stone for the project was laid on March 29th 2015 and the Inauguration of Phase -I is on August 15th. Project will be complete in 6 months.
  • It is South India’s first River Integration Project.

Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu, the master mind behind the project and its fastest execution is dedication the River Intergration Project of Godavari-Krishna Rivers on Independence Day, August 15th, 2015. The Irrigation minister of the state, Devineni Uma Maheshwara Rao, his department and the Workers and Engineers who worked day and night to finish the Project need a special appreciation for sure.

The water pumped into canal from River Godavari would take 7 – 8 days to reach Prakasam Barrage after travelling by Gravity for about 160 Kms.

CM Chandrababu Naidu announced to celebrate the day when water from River Godavari meets River Krishna as its a Nation’s Achievement and a moment of celebration for everyone.