The project has been constructed near Erragadda tanda of Kasumanchi mandal of Khammam district and it will irrigate 60,000 acres land in Palair Assembly constituency. Constructed at a cost of Rs. 336 crore, the project has been completed two months prior to the set deadline.
The State Government had acquired 128 acre land and a 16-km long pipelines has been laid for the project.
The inauguraal ceremony was attended by Deputy CM Kadiyam Srihari, Irrigation Minister T. Harish Rao, Energy Minister Jagadishwar Reddy, R&B Minister Tummala Nageshwara Rao and other dignitaries.
By pressing a button, the Chief Minister released the water to the drought-affected areas of Tirumala Palem, Kasumanchi, Nelakondapalli, mandals of Khammam Rural and Mudigonda mandal. (INN)