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dated February 26, 1955: Nandikonda project

A decision to undertake the construction of the Nandikonda Dam across the Krishna river near Macherla during the First Five-Year Plan was taken at a conference held on February 24 in New Delhi in which the participants were the members of the Planning Commission and representatives of the Andhra and Hyderabad Governments. Mr. V.T. Krishnamachari, Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission, presided. Those present included Mr. Gulzarilal Nanda, Planning Minister, Mr. C.M. Trivedi, Governor of Andhra, and Mr. B. Ramakrishna Rao, Chief Minister of Hyderabad. The entire project has now been split up into sections. The first phase of the project which has now been accepted consists of the Nandikonda Dam, a left bank canal up to 108 miles (leading up to the river Munneru) and a right bank canal up to 60 miles reaching the river Gundlakamma. The cost of construction of the dam and the two canals is estimated at Rs. 80 crores. The project when completed is expected to irrigate nearly 20 lakh acres. The cost of the left bank canal which serves exclusively Hyderabad territory has to be borne by the Hyderabad Government while that of the right bank canal which serves the Andhra State will be borne by the Andhra Government. The cost of the Nandikonda dam will be shared by the two Governments in proportion to the waters distributed in the two canals. What exactly will be the second phase of the project is not yet clear. The cost of the dam alone is expected to be Rs. 40 crores while that of the 60-mile canal along the right bank will be about Rs. 18 crores. This part of the project is expected to irrigate 12 lakh acres. The Hyderabad canal will provide irrigation facilities for about 7.9 lakh acres.

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