Telangana region has a rich
heritage of cultivation and irrigation dating back to several
centuries. In the past, rulers paid a good deal of attention to
the development of irrigation in their kingdoms for the benefit of
their subjects. Big lakes like Ramappa, Pakhal, Laknavaram and
many other irrigation works of Kakatiya period have become names
The Mir Alam Tank is the finest example for arched dams.
Hussain Sagar, Ghanapur Anicut across the Manjira with two canals
called Fathenahar and Mahaboobnahar Projects, Pocharam lake,
Osmansagar, Himayatsagar, Nizamsagar Project, Mannair Project,
Dindi Project, Palair Project, Wyra Project and Sarlasagar
Projects are some of the magnificent contributions of the eminent
Engineers of Hyderabad State under Nawab Ali Nawaz Jung Bahadur
during the Nizam's kingdom in the Telangana Region.
Projects are classified as under, based on the extent of
irrigated ayacut ( commandable area) under them.