Visakhapatnam

Godavari water set to reach Yeleru reservoir

Water being lifted from Purushottapatnam Lift Scheme into the Polavaram Left Main Canal in East Godavari district.

Water being lifted from Purushottapatnam Lift Scheme into the Polavaram Left Main Canal in East Godavari district.  

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It will take care of Vizag’s needs for a year, say officials

The rainfall in the past few days has brought a sigh of relief at a time when many areas of the city are facing water woes as availability of more water in Yeleru reservoir would ease the supply situation.

From the beginning of July, about 800 cusecs of water from the reservoir, the mainstay of supply to the city, have been made available to the ayacut in East Godavari district.

Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy has accorded permission for lifting of water from Purushottapatnam Lift Scheme into Yeleru reservoir to meet the domestic and industrial needs of the city.

Lifting of Godavri water into the Polavaram Left Main Canal began Saturday. With this, the Yeleru reservoir will have adequate water to meet the needs of the city for the next one year, an official release said here on Monday.

With the water levels at the other reservoirs keeping low, Municipal Commissioner G. Srijana had written to the government, seeking the lifting of water into Yeleru reservoir.

With the beginning of lifting of water from Purushottapatnam Lift Scheme on the Left Main Canal of Polavaram Project for irrigation purpose, now the release from the Yeleru reservoir to East Godavari district would not be necessary.

Meanwhile, the Godavari River is receiving huge inflows from its upper catchment areas in Maharashtra as a flood situation is prevailing there. About 1 lakh cusecs are being discharged into the sea, it is learnt.

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