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Site clearance for Yellampally project

Special Correspondent

NEW DELHI: The Centre on Tuesday accorded site clearance to the Sripadasagar project in Karimnagar district. Andhra Pradesh Government special representative Ravi Mallu said here that clearance would enable the Government to carry out necessary investigations and prepare a detailed project report.

The project situated at Yellampally village is expected to utilise 49.5 tmcft of Godavari river water to irrigate 4.5 lakh acres in Karimnagar and Medak districts of drought-prone Telangana region and also provide 6.5 tmcft of water to the National Thermal Power Corporation.

The project envisages construction of a barrage across the river and in the first phase barrage and main canals would be constructed at an estimated cost of Rs. 900 crores. A total of 8,305 hectares of land is required for the project out of which 115 hectares is forest land, Dr Mallu said in a press release.

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