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Kaleswaram: All you need to know about the world's largest lift irrigation project

Chief ministers of three states -- Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra -- will be present for the inauguration of the project, which will harness the flood waters of river Godavari.

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Updated: Jun 21, 2019, 11.01 AM IST
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The project comprises world's largest underground pumping station and an 81 km long tunnel between Yellampalli barrage and upcoming Mallanna Sagar reservoirs.
The Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, today, will inaugurate the Kaleswaram lift irrigation project.

Chief ministers of three states -- Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra -- will be present for the inauguration of the project, which will harness the flood waters of river Godavari.

Here's all you need to know about the engineering marvel:

* The project comprises world's largest underground pumping station and an 81 km long tunnel between Yellampalli barrage and upcoming Mallanna Sagar reservoirs.

* The project will harness only the flood waters of river Goadavari.

*There will be 20 Lifts, 19 pump houses, 88 pumps in the project. The project consumes 13,558 mega units and it needs the power of 4627.24 MW.

*The project will help in irrigating Telangana particularly its northern parts i.e. Karimnagar, Rajanna Siricilla, Siddipet, Medak, Yadadri, Nalgonda, Sangareddy, Nizamabad, Jagityala, Kamareddy, Nirmal, Medchal and Peddapalli districts.

* The project will divert 180 TMC of Godavari flood water.

*It will also provide drinking water supply to Hyderabad and Secundrabad cities and villages.

( With inputs from ANI)
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