MOPADU TANK

Background and Preamble

The Mopadu medium irrigation project was constructed across the Manneru river during the period of 1906 to 1921, is located in Prakasam district. The catchment area of this project is 647.5 Sqkm . The reservoir capacity is 61.00 Mcum (2154.154 Mcft).The proposed utilization of this project is 2000 Mcft . The ayacut contemplated under this project is 12719 Acres. The mandals benefitted under this project are Pamur (M) of Prakasam district and Varikuntapadu and Kondapuram mandals of Nellore district. The TBL & FRL of project is +104.42 M & +100.15 M respectively.

Modernization of this project is proposed under JICA loan assistance with an amount of Rs. 20.00 crores. Under modernization improvements to head works, C.C lining for main canal and branch canals, improvements to system tanks along with repairs / reconstruction of dilapidated CD/CM structures are proposed.

The DPR's submitted to government. JICA approval is awaited.

Salient Features
Location : The Mopadu medium irrigation project, which was constructed across the Manneru river during the period of 1906 to 1921, is located in Prakasam district.
Basin : Manneru river basin
Distance from Village/Town : The project is situated about 95 Km from ongole and it is close to the Kandukur-pamur R&B Road. 437Km from Hyderabad.
Catchment area in Sq.Km : 647.5 Sqkm
Reservoir Capacity : 61.00 Mcum (2154.154 Mcft)
Utilization : 2000 Mcft
Ayacut : 12719 Acres
Under Left Main Canal:27.19 Km : 12719 Acres
Vent Size & Nos : S.G shutter
Sill level : +91.31 M
Discharge in cumecs : 7.08 Cumecs
Maximum Flood Discharge : 67880 Cusecs
Spillway Details
Type, Size & No’s : Existing type B.C Weir size, 457X1.35 M
TBL : +104.42 M
FRL/MWL : +100.15 M / +101.98 M
Crest Level : +100.15 M
Mandals benefited : Pamur (M) of Prakasam district and Varikuntapadu, Kondapuram mandals of Nellore district.
Assembly Constituency : Kanigiri
Parliament Constituency : Ongole
Source of Funding (at the time of project construction)
Total Project cost: 22.97 lakhs
Funding arrangements: Nabard- RIDF-II
Present Status of Work

Modernization of this project is proposed under JICA loan assistance with an amount of Rs. 20.00 crores to bridge gap ayacut. The DPR’s submitted to government. JICA approval is awaited.

Budget & Expenditure (2011-12 UP TO 03/2011):
Program For 2011-12

Nil

Land Acquisition : Nil
Budget for 2011-12: Rs. 50.00 lakhs
Expenditure up to 03/2011: 2.53 lakhs
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