IRRIGATION PROFILE OF NALGONDA DISTRICT

Introduction

The Nalgonda District lies in the southern part of Telangana region between 16º25' N& 17º50' N and 78º40' E & 80º05' E. The District is bounded by Medak and Warangal Districts in the North, Guntur & Mahabubnagar Districts, in the South, Khammam & Krishna District in the east and Mahabubnagar and RangaReddy Districts in the West. The District Head Quarters, Nalgonda is 100 KMs from Hyderabad.

The most important river in the District is the Krishna river. The Musi river, a tributary to Krishna is the next important river in the District. In addition to the above rivers, small rivers like Halia, Kangal, Chinnapalair and Dindi are in the District. The District is well advanced in Agriculture production, especially Paddy in the command area of Nagarjunasagar Left canal . The annual average rain fall of the District is 751mm.

Statistical Data

Classification of geographical area Area in Lakh Acres Percentage of total geographical area
Total Geographical area 35.19 --
Forest 2.05 5.71%
Cultivable area 24.46 69.50%
Barren and un-cultivable land 3.01 8.55%
Land put to non agricultural use 3.15 8.95%
Sown area 13.90 39.50%
Irrigated area (Kharif + Rabi) 7.16 20.35%

Project Details

Completed Projects

I. Major Projects

Sl. No. Name of the Project IP created in acres IP utilized in acres
1 Nagarjunasagar Project 3,78,847 ---
2 Musi Project 30,183 21,000
Total 4,09,030 21,000

II. Medium Projects

Sl. No. Name of the Project IP created in acres IP utilized in acres
1 Dindi Project 12,835 0
2 Asifnahar Project 15,245 7600
Total 28,080 7600

III. Minor Projects

Sl. No. Name of the Project No. of Tanks IP created in acres
1 MI Tanks (above 100 acres ayacut) 556 138856
2 MI Tanks (below 100 acres ayacut) 4077 79750
Total 4633 218606

IV. Lift Irrigation Schemes

Sl no.Number of Lift Irrigation Schemes Ayacut in acres
1 124 1,21,162 acres
OnGoing Projects

I. Major Projects

Sl. No. Name of the Project IP Contemplated in acres
1 Alimineti Madhava Reddy Project (SLBC) 2,70,000
2 Sri Ram Sagar Project St.-II (SRSP) 2,07,064
3 Pranahitha Chevalla 2,29,832
4 J.C.R. Devadula Lift Irrigation Project 74,092
Total 708988

II. Minor Projects

Sl. No. Name of the Project No. of Tanks IP Contemplated in acres
1 I & CAD Tanks (above 100 acres ayacut) 33 43946

III. Mini Lift Irrigation Schemes

Sl no.Number of Lift Irrigation Schemes Ayacut in acres
1 11 26439 acres
Contemplated Projects

I. Major Projects

Sl. No. Name of the Project IP contemplated in acres
1 Kanthalapally Stabilization SRSP St.-II ayacut 257508 Ac Stabilization

II. Mini Lift Irrigation Schemes

Sl no.Number of Lift Irrigation Schemes Ayacut in acres
1 15 12578 acres

Ayacut Map