Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has decided to invite Prime Minister Modi for the launch of the prestigious Kaleshwarm Project here on 21st. KCR and the team of MPS from Telangana will meet the Prime Minister and request him to inaugurate the Kaleshwaram project.KCR will also go to Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra to invite the chief Ministers Jaganmohan Reddy and Devendra Fadnavis as Chief Guests for the event. This is a unique project and several works were done here for the first time in the country. All out arrangments are being made for the inauguration of the Kaleswaram Project, which is expected to supply water to 70 percent of districts in Telangana State for the agriculture, drinking water and the industries purpose.
The state government has decided to start pumping water from the next month. This project has already set several records in the country in the irrigation sector. The Kaleswaram project, often described as a wonder created by human beings by several visitors to the project, which included members of the Central Water Commission, Irrigation experts, representatives from other States, the Centre, is the major lift irrigation project in the country which is being constructed on a fast track as per the schedule. Water from river Godavari at Medigadda, which is about 100 Meters from the Sea level, is lifted at six stages and supplied to Kondapochamma Sagar, which is at 618 Mts height.
In other words, the water from Godavari River is being lifted at about half a KM height. The Pump Houses are being constructed to lift 2 TMC of water every day this year. Preparations are going on to lift 3 TMC of water from the next year.To lift such a huge quantum of water, the Biggest and largest pumps are being used for the first time in the country. To complete all the works on Kaleswaram project in a record time works are going on day and night, 24 X 7. Under the projects, 3 Barrages, 19 Reservoirs, 20 Lifts are constructed for the storage capacity of 141 TMC. Works are going at a brisk rate for the 1531 Kms main canals under 12 Blocks, 203 Kms of the tunnel round the clock. About 4,000 workers are working on a shift basis in the project.