Sri Pothula Chenchaiah Paleru Reservoir Project

Preamble

The Paleru Bitragunta anicut medium irrigation project was constructed across the Paleru river in the year 1962 and is located in Jargumalli village and Singarayakonda mandal of Prakasam district. The longitude and latitude of this project are 79° -54'€ East and 15° -17'€™ -30"€ North. The catchment area of this project is 2102 Sqkm. The proposed utilization of this project is 1200 Mcft . The ayacut contemplated under this project is 7318 Acres. The mandals benefitted under this project are Jargumalli and Singarayakonda. There are 5 No’s of Water Users Association and one Project Committee under this project.

There is a gap ayacut of 1,900 Acres under this project. Hence modernization of this project is proposed under JICA loan assistance with an amount of Rs. 12.80 crores. Under modernization improvements to head works, Lining to 21.4 Km supply channel and improvements to system tanks is proposed under modernization.

Government have accorded permission to take up modernization with concurrence of JICA. Paleru Bitragunta Anicut system is taken up for modernization with JICA Loan Assistance under APILIP. Government have accorded administrative approval for Rs.1472.00 lakhs. Technical sanction is also accorded and tenders finalized. Agreement to be concluded shortly.

Salient Features
Location : The Paleru Bitragunta anicut medium irrigation project which was constructed across the Paleru river in the year 1962 and is located in Jargurmalli village and Singarayakonda mandal of Prakasam district.
Basin : Paleru river basin
Longitude : 79° 54' 0" E
Latitude : 15° 17' 30" N
Distance from Village/Town : The anicut across the Paleru river is situated about 16 Km from Singarayakonda at National Highway No.5 and 405 Km from Hyderabad.
Catchment area in Sq.Km : 2102 Sqkm
Reservoir Capacity : 1210 Mcft of the available water and the Anicut Storage Capacity is 368.9 Mcft (gross) and 368.9 Mcft (net).
Utilization : 1200 Mcft
Ayacut :
Under Left Main Canal : 7318 Acres
Under Right Main Canal: 21.41 Km : 7318 Acres
Vent Size & Nos : 1.50X1.00 M, 3 No's
Sill level : +11.89 M
Discharge in cumecs : 140 Cumecs
Maximum Flood Discharge : 2464 Cumecs
Mandals benefited : Jargurmalli, Singarayakonda
Assembly Constituency : Kondepi
Parliament Constituency : Ongole
Source of Funding (at the time of project construction)
Total Project cost : 30.00 lakhs
Funding arrangements : Nabard- RIDF-III
Present Status of Work

Paleru Bitragunta anicut system is taken up for modernization with JICA loan assistance to bridge the gap ayacut. Government have accorded administrative approval for Rs.1472.00 lakhs and technical sanction is also accorded. Tenders finalized and agreement to be concluded shortly.

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

Agreement to be concluded shortly. The modernization work will be started after concluding the agreement.

Land Acquisition : Nil
Budget for 2011-12 : Rs. 10.00 lakhs
Expenditure up to 03/2011 : Nil
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