Kakatiya Canal also called as SRSP Kakatiya Canal is originated from the Sriram Sagar dam. Kakatiya Canal is considered the central canal in the Telangana State of India. The canal water is supplied for irrigational and drinking water purposes in major cities of North Telangana.
Kakatiya Canal is about 284 km long with 9,700 cusecs flow capacity. The canal passes through various areas touching Nizamabad, Karimnagar, Warangal, and Khammam Districts.
Suryapeta and Bhadradri Kothagudem Districts are among the most benefitted districts from the inflow of the Kakatiya Canal to the Musi River.
The balancing reservoir is located 146.00km from Kakatiya Canal on the Manair River near Karimnagar. We will be discussing in detail the villages that are touched by the canal in various districts.
Kakatiya canal passes on villages like Mendora, Velkatoor, Venchariyal, Yergatla in Nizamabad.
Kakatiya canal passes on villages like Dabba – Ibrahimpatnam – Regunta – Metpalli – Vellulla – Masaipeta, Peddapur, Ramarao Palle, Nagulpet, Vallampally, Mediaplli, Thatipally, Ambaripet, Anthargam, Manala, Lambadipalli, Namapur in Jagtial.
Kakatiya canal passes on villages like Raghampeta – Choppadandi – Konerupalli – Malkapur – Lower Maner Dam – Yadavulapalli – Alugunur – Manakondur – Devampally – Gattu Duddenapally – Narsingapuram – Kareempet – Singapuram – Huzurabad in Karimnagar.
Kakatiya canal passes on villages like Suraram – Laknavaram – Chinthagattu in Mulugu
Kakatiya canal passes though Paidipally in Hanumakonda.
Kakatiya canal passes on villages like Mogilicherla – Geesugonda – Sangem – Konkapaka – Yellanda – Wardannapet – Rayaparthy – Muripirala Balancing reservoir – Venkateshwarapally in Warangal rural areas.
Kakatiya canal passes on villages like Chinnavangara – Pedda Vangara – Narsingapuram Reservoir (Bayyana Vaagu) – Kodakandla in Mahabubabad.
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SRIRAMASAGAR PROJECT STAGE- II
Some new projects have been undertaken as an extension of the Kakatiya canal. It is Srirama Sagar project stage ii. The project is aiming to the extension of Kakatiya Main Canal from KM 284.00 to 346 (up to Musi river which joins in Krishna River) near Anantharam, Mahabubabad district.
Another project that is in progress is the Kaleshwaram lift irrigation. The Kaleshwaram lift irrigation project water will be lifted to Sripada Sagar at Yellampalli in Ramagundam. The water from the Kakatiya canal will be conveyed to the mid-Manair reservoir.
Kakatiya canal repair work will be undertaken soon and the budget of the project is estimated to be Rs 130 crore. The fund has been sanctioned by the government for the purpose by Telangana Irrigation Minister T Harish Rao.
Telangana Irrigation Minister T Harish Rao also mentioned that the water from the canal, which has a storage capacity of 8,500 cusecs, would be available for irrigation.
Some news about the Kakatiya project
The Kakatiya canal developed a huge crater near Gundlasingaram village in Warangal (Urban) district. The crater was formed on a road along the canal. The water gushed out of the canal and entered the Indiramma colony. This has panicked the local villagers.
Soon after the incident, the concerned officials rushed to the spot and erected barricades. The irrigation and revenue officials took action by opening the gates of the escape regulator channel to let out the water.
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