Due to siltation of Tungabhadra Dam only 18.50 TMC of water is coming against 24 TMC of allocation to Andhra Pradesh State under TBP LLC. Hence only 1.00 Lakh Acres of ayacut at upper reaches is getting water and 50,000 Acres. (40,000 Acres I.D. + 10,000 Acres Wet) at tail end ayacut is suffering due to shortage of 5.50 TMC. Hence Guru Raghavendra Project was formulated vide G.O.Ms.No. 36, Dt: 23.03.1999 with a cost of Rs. 136.35 Crores to lift 5.373 TMC of water by means of several individual L.I. Schemes and M.I. Schemes all along Tungabhadra River for the stabilization of 50,000 Acres (10,000 Acres Wet and 40,000 Acres I.D.) comprising of Mantralayam, Yemmiganur, Nandavaram, Kosigi and Peddakadabur Mandals in Yemmiganur Constituency & C.Belgal, Guduru, Kodumur and Kallur Mandals in Kodumur Constituency, starting from down stream of Rajolibanda Diversion Scheme and upto Sunkesula Barrage. Out of 12 schemes (1 M.I. Scheme + 11 L.I. Schemes) Guru Raghavendra Project Circle is dealt with 8 schemes (1 M.I. + 7 L.I. Schemes) belonging to Yemmiganur constituency and APSIDC is dealt with 4 L.I. Schemes pertaining to Kodumur constituency.

Salient Features
Intake Location : All along the R/S bank of TB River
Estimate Cost : 12901.46 lakh
Mandals Benefitted : Manthralayam, Yemmiganur, Nandavaram, Kosigi, Peddakadaburu, C-belagal, Guduru, Kodumur, and Kallur
Irrigation Potential

Total ayacut contemplated under this project is 50,000 Acres (Stabilisation of TBPLLC ayacut).