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The Telangana chief minister, along with the chief ministers of Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh inaugurated the world's largest lift irrigation project on river Godavari. Completed in a record 3 years from its approval, the project is expected to deliver irrigation, drinking and industrial water to over 70% of historically water-starved lands of this central Indian state. It may well mark the beginning of another green revolution and economic transformation in a part of India.

Features:
  • total length of 1832 kilometers
  • canal length 1531 km
  • total tunnel length 203 km
  • pressure pipeline length 98 km
  • 20 reservoirs
  • 20 Lifts
  • 19 pump houses
  • 88 pumps
  • water security to 3.5 million acres of land
  • built in parallel, 28 project parcels
  • completed in June 2019
 
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