Kaleshwaram Multipurpose Lift Irrigation Project is the worldï¿½s largest irrigation and drinking water system. This has been possible because Telangana is located around 300-650 m above MSL. Comment.
Published: June 21, 2019
The Kaleshwaram Project has been built for drinking and irrigation to nearly 45 lakh acres in about 31 districts of Telangana. The expected cost of the projects is slated to go up to Rs. 1 lakh crore when it is finished. Its uniqueness lies in the fact that it is based at the confluence of two rivers with the Godavari by the construction of a barrage at Medigadda. It has many records of being the worldï¿½s longest water tunnels, aqua ducts, underground surge pools, and biggest pumps. The size and scale of the project had to be such that the flow of Godavari is at 100m above the Mean Sea Level while Telangana lies around 300-650m above sea-level.
Model Questions Category: 065 - Different Types of Irrigation and Irrigation Systems