The Chief Minister has laid the foundation stone for Bhakta Ramadasu scheme on February 16, 2016 in Palair in Khammam district. It was targeted that the project will be completed by March 2017. But the project is completed 2 months ahead and earlier than expected.
It is one of the fastest completed projects in the country. On Jan 31, to commemorate Bhakta Ramadasu Jayanthi, the CM will dedicate the project to the people.
The scheme is going to irrigate 60,000 acres in hitherto parched Tirumalayapalem, Kusumanchi, Nelakondapally, Mudigonda, Khammam Rural mandals under Palair Assembly Constituency represented by R&B Minister Sri Tummala Nageswar Rao and Dornakal mandal of Mahabubabad district. Agriculture lands DBM 60 under Sriram Sagar project will also be irrigated by this project.
Under this Scheme 5.5 TMC water from Nagarjuna Sagar Balancing Reservoir at Palair is pumped from a height of 125.700 Metres to DBM-60 (Sriram Sagar Project state II) which is at a height of 187 meters and be released at the 45th kilometer. Tenders were invited on e-procurement basis and Mega Engineering and Infrastructure Limited (MEIL) was given the contract.
It was agreed between the government and the working Agency that the project will be completed by March 2017.
Land acquisition is done through GO NO 123. Land of 128.70 acres is acquired within a short time. The farmers are also given the compensation immediately and they too have also extended their full support.
Under the guidance of the Chief Minister, both Irrigation Minister Sri T Harish Rao and R&B Minister Sri Tummala Nageswar Rao monitored the project’s works on a daily basis with the Collector Lokesh and other officials concerned. They have shown utmost commitment and dedication towards the project.
This has resulted in completing 16.50 KM length of main pipeline laying on a record time. The equipment like two motor pumps procured for the Indira Sagar Lift Irrigation Scheme, which are not in use, are utilised for this project and Rs 90.87 Crore is spent on other civil works, motors, pipelines etc.,
Works on supplying power to this scheme have also been commenced simultaneously. The Telangana State Transco has planned to set up 7.83 kilometers HT power lines till the Kusumanchi Power House and 132/11 KV Sub Station at the Pump House within 100 days and executed accordingly.
Normally for any lift irrigation scheme it will take two years to complete the civil, mechanical electrical, laying of pipelines etc.
But due to the coordinated efforts by irrigation, revenue, power departments and the Working Agency, these works on Bhakta Ramadasu project were completed at a fast phase.
Trail run of the first Pump, Motor and pipeline was conducted on January 23, 2017 successfully. 300 Cu Secs of water was released through this pump to Kakatiya Sub Channel DBM-60.
The second trail will be held in February. Thus the entire work pertaining to the scheme is completed well before the targeted date and two months ahead and made ready by January 2017.
The Chief Minister said that he was happy that he was able to give the project to people in Paler earlier than expected as a thanks giving for electing Tummala Nageswara Rao with landslide majority in the by-poll.
Similarly, the government will also complete all the irrigation projects on time in the State as a gift to the people of the State who gave a massive mandate to TRS in the last elections, the CM said. If one has commitment and dedication, projects can be completed on time, the CM said. (INN)