Andhra govt set to inaugurate country’s first lift irrigation project


Andhra government which is known for its innovations and use of technologies in various sectors has also become the first Indian state to implement lift irrigation. 


Andhra Pradesh government is all set to inaugurate Pattiseema lift irrigation project, described as the first river linking project in country, connecting Godavari with Krishna in this lower riparian state, as it has been completed in a record time of one year.

The first pump of this Rs 1,300-crore project was installed and switched on in September, 2015, about six months after the project contract was awarded to Hyderabad-based Megha Engineering and Infrastructure Limited (MEIL) on condition to complete the entire project in one year.

The project was designed to lift 80 tmc (trillion metric cubic feet) of flood water in a span of 110 days during the flooding season between July and October from Godavari as was permitted by the Godavari Water Dispute Tribunal (GWDT) from the ongoing Polavaram Multi-purpose Irrigation Project.

Extra info:
  • The project contains 24 motors and 24 pumps of 6,300 HP and 5,300 HP respectively with a combined capacity to discharge 8,500 cusecs of water.The project requires 113 mw of power to run all the 24 pumps as each motor require 4.7 mw of power to lift the water.
  • Chief minister of andra pardesh – N Chandrababu Naidu
  • Governor of andra pardesh – E.S.L. Narasimhan

So lets do:
  • Who is the Chief minister of andra pardesh?
  • Which state inaugurated country’s first lift irrigation project?



Source – Business-Standard
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