Galeru Nagari Sujala Sravanthi Project

Galeru Nagari Sujala Sravanthi Project or GNSS project is an irrigation project in Kadapa and Chitoor districts of Andhra Pradesh.[1]

Galeru Nagari
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Galeru Nagari Canal near Gandikota Reservoir
Official nameGaleru Nagari Sujala Sravanthi project
CountryIndia
LocationSrisailam dam right main canal - Bhanakacherla
PurposeIrrigation, Drinking water
Construction began2005
Opening dateUnder Construction
Owner(s)Government of Andhra Pradesh
Dam and spillways
Length430 kilometers
Canal in Nagari

It is envisaged to irrigate 265,000 acres (1,070 km2) in two phases besides providing drinking water facilities to villages and towns en route the canal alignment.[2] The main canal, Gandikota, Vamikonda and Sarvarajasagar reservoirs are under construction.[3][4]

The scheme envisages drawl of 40 TMC surplus flood waters of river Krishna from the foreshore of Srisailam Reservoir through Srisailam Right Bank Canal (SRBC) system up to Gorakallu Reservoir and thereafter through an independent flood flow canal to feed nine storage reservoirs en route and utilize the stored water for irrigation during the Rabi season.

The project construction started in 2005, but the work is still in progress. This project doesn't have any assured water allocation and the Rayalaseema region people are strongly demanding the government to allocate assured water to the project.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "YSR warns people against voting back TDP to power". The Hindu. 20 April 2009. Archived from the original on 23 April 2009.
  2. ^ "Galeru Nagari Sujala Sravanthi, JI00006". Retrieved 17 August 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Patriotic fervour marks Republic Day". The Hindu. 27 January 2009. Archived from the original on 29 January 2009.
  4. ^ "CPI wants Galeru Nagari works expedited". The Hindu. 20 April 2007. Archived from the original on 4 December 2007.

Coordinates: 14°48′28″N 78°14′59″E / 14.80778°N 78.24972°E / 14.80778; 78.24972