SWARNAMUKHI BARRAGE

Background & Preamble

Swarnamukhi Barrage-cum-Bridge in constructed across Swarnamukhi river near Vakadu (Village & Mandal), SPSR Nellore district. The Project has mainly proposed was divert and store. The flood water in 12No of ranks through the feeder channels to create irrigation Potential and stabilize an ayacut of 11,500 Acres under the tanks, covered over 12No of Villages in Kota Mandal and also to allow road traffic even in flood days.

The project is taken up under EPC turnkey system package No.C2-6 under Jalayagnam programme to irrigate an ayacut of 11,500 acres tentatively with AIBP funds. Government have accorded administrative approval for construction of this project for Rs.52.04 Crores vide G.O Ms NO. 148, I&CAD (Irr.VII(A1)) Dept., dt. 07.09.2004. The project works was awarded M/s R.M.N & G.V.R construction company, Hyderabad under EPC system of contract. The agreement was concluded for Rs. 41.46 Crores under Agreement No. 8SE/2004-2005, dt. 09.03.2005.

The work was started in March, 2005 and was completed in the year 2008. The project was inaugurated by Hon’ble Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh on 21.03.2008.

The total ayacut stabilized and created under this project is 9022 acres benefitting Vakadu, Kota and Chithanur mandals. The reduction in the ayacut due to land and urbanization, formation of fish ponds, deletion of one canal and tanks.

The year water was also released to the above ayacut in 2009.

Salient Features
Location: : This project is taken up under EPC turnkey system package No.C2 – 6 under Jalayagnam programme to irrigate an ayacut of 11,500 Acres tentatively with AIBP funds.
Government have accorded administrative approval for construction of this project for Rs. 52.04 crores.
Basin : This Project is constructed across River Swarnamukhi near Vakadu village and Mandal in Nellore district. Swarnamukhi river basin
Longitude : 80° 4' 11"
Latitude : 14° 0' 25"
Distance From Nearest Town : The project is 70KM from Nellore Town and 575Km from Hyderabad
Catchment area in Sq Km : 2771.50 Sqkm
Ayacut (Available for Irrigation) : 9032 Acres
Under Left Main Canal: 7.0Km : 4500 Acres
Under Right Main Canal: 3.0Km : 4532 Acres
Maximum Flood Discharge : 6450 Cumecs
Head regulator : 3 vents
Spillway gates
Type, No’s & Size : Vertical lift gates Weir bay, 31 No’s, 10X2 M Scour vents, 3 No’s, 10X3.25 M ,+9.00 M
Pond level : +7.25 M weir bay
Crest level : +6.0 M weir bay
Utilization : 1150 Mcft
Assembly Constituency : Gudur
Parliamentary Constituency : Thirupathi
Mandals Benefitted : Vakadu, Kota and Chithanur Mandals
Source of Funding(at the time of project construction) : Total Project cost: 4250.00 lakhs
Funding arrangements : AIBP
Present Status of Work : Project is completed
Budget and Expenditure (2011-12 UPTO 03/2011)
Budget for 2011-12 : Rs. 1050.00 Lakhs
Expenditure : (up to 3/ 2011) : Rs.172.03 Lakhs.
Program for 2011-2012 : Nil
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