THOTA VENKATACHALAM PUSHKARA LIFT IRRIGATION SCHEME

Preamble

Thota Venkatachalam Pushkara Lift Irrigation Scheme contemplates pumping of 1505Cusecs (42.62 Cumecs) of water over a static head of 28.20 mt from river Godavari near Purushothapatnam (V) to provide irrigation facilities to an extent of 1.86Lakh acres during Khariff season and drinking water to 5.30 lakh people in 18 Mandals of East Godavari District at a cost of Rs.608.04 crores. The total power requirement is 33.272MW.

Salient Features
Intake Location : Purushothapatnam Village
Administrative Sanction Amount : Rs.608.04 Crores
Stage-I Lifts : 2 Nos. at KM 41.10 and KM 41.20 on AGLB
Stage-II Lifts : 11 Nos
(a) Kesavaram Lift-I : 390 Acres
(b) Kesavaram Lift-II : 717 Acres
(c) Narasapuram Lift : 919 Acres
(d) Kalavacherla Lift : 3454 Acres
(e) Peddapuram Lift-I : 7250 Acres
(e) Peddapuram Lift-II : 17070 Acres
(g) Talluru Lift : 26311 Acres
(h) Talluru II B : 4796 Acres
(Stage-III) : 7250 Acres
(i) Peddanapalli Lift : 1852 Acres
(j) Dharmavaram Lift : 1080 Acres
(k) Kodavali Lift : 22139 Acres
Total : 85,810 Acres
Ayacut by gravity : 100096
Total Ayacut : 1,85,906 Acres
Mandals Benefited : 19
Population Benefited : 5.30 Lakhs
Assembly Constituencies : Rajanagaram, Rajahmundry, Anaparthi, Jaggampeta, Prathipadu, Pithapuram, Peddapuram, Tuni, Payakaraopeta.
Length of main canal : 97.100 Km
Discharge Required : 42.62 Cumecs
Irrigation Potential : The scheme is intended to create an irrigation Potential of 1,85,906 Acres
Budget provision for the year 2015-16 : 65.0000 Crs
Cumulative Expenditure up to 5/2015 : 686.89 Crs