Places of Interest

POCHARAM PROJECT:

PochaaramDam

Pocharam Project is an existing Medium Irrigation Project constructed across Alair stream near Pocharam (V), Nagireddypet (M) in Kamareddy District.The Project is located at a distance of 20 km from Medak.The Project work was Constructed in the year 1922 at a cost of Rs 27.11 Lakhs. TheGovernment have accorded administrative approval for an amount of Rs.1430.00 Lakhs for modernisation of the canal system of the Pocharam Project. Under Rajiv Palle Bata programme administrative approval was accorded for Rs.73.00 Lakhs for modernisation of distributaries.

Location:

This project was constructed across Alair river near Pocharam village and Nagireddypet mandal of Kamareddy District.
Source: Alair river

Scope:

The scheme is intended to irrigate an ayacut of 10,500 Acres benefitting 42 number of villages.

NIZAMSAGAR PROJECT:

NizamsagarDam

Nizamsagar Project was constructed by the Nizam during 1923-31 to provide irrigation to 2.75 lakh acres in Nizambad District. Improvements to Nizamsagar project are aimed at restoring the lost capacity of the reservoir due to silting, by raising the height of the gates by 1.5 metersand strengthening the gravity dam.The modernisation of Nizamsagar Project system was taken up during 1970 and the full reservoir level (FRL) of Nizamsagar has been raised from 426.87 to 428.24 meters which resulted in, increase in the storage capacity of the reservoir from 11.8 to 17.8 thousand million cubic feet (TMC).Singitham and Kalyanivagu diversions to supplement Nizamsagar main canal have been constructed at a cost of Rs. 985 lakhs as suggested by the Technical Expert Committee to minimize the gap ayacut, with National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) loan assistance.

Location :

The project is located near Achampet (Village),Nizamsagar (Mandal).
Source : Manjira / Godavary Basin

Scope :

The project evisages provision of Irrigation facilities to an area of about 2.31 lakh acres in 15 mandals.