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Nw: Annamayya project redesign to rob storage

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ANANTAPUR: Two-a long time-feeble Annamayya Medium Irrigation Mission all over Cheyyeru, a tributary of Pennar River in Kadapa district, which got badly damaged during recent flash floods, is being redesigned to provide it additional storage capacity.

In the wake of massive damage to the project and surrounding 12 villages of Rajampet following floods in Pennar, Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Wednesday directed irrigation authorities to redesign the existing project and moreover lengthen storage capacity of the dam to lead obvious of concerns in future.

Annamayya is found advance Badanagadda in Rajampet mandal. It was taken up in 1981 and completed in 2001 with complete ayacut of 22,500 acres.

The project has most piquant a correct canal of 23.63 km, though there had been proposals for a left canal too .

It has 5 spillways and one of them got reportedly jammed. When higher than 3.5 lakh cusecs of water was bought from upstream Pincha project, it resulted in massive damage to Annamayya project and floods inundated villages downstream.

Authorities take care of that the damage was purely as a result of overnight 3 lakh cusecs influx, which hit the bund. Particular officer Shashi Bhushan, who inspected Annamayya, noticed that the incident is a natural catastrophe and wretched. What was as soon as a bund appears to be admire a easy land now.

“The district administration had cautioned and succeeded in convincing higher than 50 percent of us from surrounding villages to evacuate a day sooner than the damage. Nevertheless the closing of us stayed set within the 12 villages and suffered damage,” he recalled.

Because the project would possibly most likely well maybe unruffled be rebuilt, they are no doubt planning to lengthen the storage capacity of the reservoir as per wants of the Chief Minister.


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