NIZAMABAD: Irrigation authorities are confident of completing the construction of the Ramanna tank in Sirnapally village of Darpally mandal two months ahead of the schedule fulfilling all norms and ensuring hundred per cent quality in construction works.
Apprising district Collector D.V. Raidu of progress in construction, the authorities led by Deputy Executive Engineer Rajeswar Rao explained that stone bund was over and at present sluices were being set up. He said the tank was sanctioned at a cost of Rs.1.08 crores under the Rural Infrastructure Development Fund-10 in May 2005.
Works began in October, 2005 and the tank was scheduled to be completed by June 2006. However, as the tank is getting ready two months ahead of the stipulated time, a little before the onset of next kharif the villagers are happy.
The tank is meant to irrigate 227 acres in the village. It is believed that since it is coming up amid the forest it will be useful to wild animals to quench their thirst. The villagers say that this tank has been their long-pending dream. Deputy EE Rajeswar said the tank would stock 6 mcft of water and of which 5 mcft can be used for irrigation. Other tanks located in its lower reaches can be filled with flood water from this tank during rainy season, he said. The Collector asked the authorities to complete all tanks and other structures before the onset of the monsoon.