The Irrigation Department has started releasing water from the Nagarjuna Sagar Project (NSP) right canal on Friday with the total allocation for the current (second) phase standing at 4.5 thousand million cubic feet (3.9 tmc feet is the total requirement).
The schedule has been so drawn that water will reach the tail-end areas without giving the scope for pilferage, Collector S. Suresh Kumar announced at a press conference here on Friday.
Mr. Suresh Kumar said water release from NSP right canal would be for 12 days. Twenty-one teams have been formed for ensuring prompt release of water as per the schedule and to check pilfering by farmers. The farmers have been warned against lifting the shutters, opening locks at regulators and drawing water using motors as the requirement of all farmers is to be met in the limited period. They were also advised to desist from growing paddy which is water-intensive crop in view of the present constraints.